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Fri jan 25
8:00 pm

Aaron Copland's The Tender Land

Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Greg Lehane, Director
Gil Rose, Music Director


$10 general admission, $5 seniors, and students are free w/ valid ID.

Purchase tickets

or call the School of Drama Box Office at 412-268-2407.


Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, which was inspired by the Depression-era photo journalism of Walker Evans, tells the coming-of-age story of Laurie Moss, an innocent but ambitious farm girl in the American midwest. The drama of Laurie Moss's awakening into adult life unfolds as a play with incidental musical accompaniment and arias.  When Laurie meets Martin, a handsome drifter who picks up work on her grandparents' farm, she must make a choice: to remain ensconced within the reassuring certainties of agrarian life, or to heed the siren call of the great wide world and its new horizons.