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Glory Denied

Union Avenue Christian Church
733 N. Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
August 16, 2019 to August 24, 2019
ARTS Card Discount: 
$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person)

Union Avenue Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied

Four Performances: August 17, 18, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Based on the novel “Glory Denied” by Tom Philpott

Presented in English with English supertitles

America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and the nature of hope itself. It is a story of a nation divided and a country that changed significantly in the decade of his imprisonment. Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied made waves in opera circles when it premiered a decade ago and continues to do so today.

The Glory Denied cast of four includes David Walton (Albert, Albert Herring) as Younger Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut as Older Thompson, Karina Brazas (Yum-Yum, The Mikado) as Younger Alyce, and Gina Galati (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) as Older Alyce. Schoonover conducts as St. Louis native Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut.

Tickets: Single tickets start as low as $32, Subscriptions start at $80. | ARTS Card Discount:$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person) in person with ARTS Card or by phone at 314.361.2881.

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  • 2019-08-16 00:00:00 2019-08-24 00:00:00 America/Chicago Glory Denied

    Union Avenue Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied

    Four Performances: August 17, 18, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m.

    Based on the novel “Glory Denied” by Tom Philpott

    Presented in English with English supertitles

    America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and the nature of hope itself. It is a story of a nation divided and a country that changed significantly in the decade of his imprisonment. Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied made waves in opera circles when it premiered a decade ago and continues to do so today.

    The Glory Denied cast of four includes David Walton (Albert, Albert Herring) as Younger Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut as Older Thompson, Karina Brazas (Yum-Yum, The Mikado) as Younger Alyce, and Gina Galati (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) as Older Alyce. Schoonover conducts as St. Louis native Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut.

    Tickets: Single tickets start as low as $32, Subscriptions start at $80. | ARTS Card Discount:$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person) in person with ARTS Card or by phone at 314.361.2881.

    733 N. Union Blvd St. Louis MO 63108
733 N Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Glory Denied

Union Avenue Christian Church
733 N. Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
August 16, 2019 to August 24, 2019
ARTS Card Discount: 
$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person)

Union Avenue Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied

Four Performances: August 17, 18, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Based on the novel “Glory Denied” by Tom Philpott

Presented in English with English supertitles

America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and the nature of hope itself. It is a story of a nation divided and a country that changed significantly in the decade of his imprisonment. Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied made waves in opera circles when it premiered a decade ago and continues to do so today.

The Glory Denied cast of four includes David Walton (Albert, Albert Herring) as Younger Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut as Older Thompson, Karina Brazas (Yum-Yum, The Mikado) as Younger Alyce, and Gina Galati (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) as Older Alyce. Schoonover conducts as St. Louis native Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut.

Tickets: Single tickets start as low as $32, Subscriptions start at $80. | ARTS Card Discount:$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person) in person with ARTS Card or by phone at 314.361.2881.

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  • 2019-08-16 00:00:00 2019-08-24 00:00:00 America/Chicago Glory Denied

    Union Avenue Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied

    Four Performances: August 17, 18, 23, 24 at 8:00 p.m.

    Based on the novel “Glory Denied” by Tom Philpott

    Presented in English with English supertitles

    America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Colonel Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and the nature of hope itself. It is a story of a nation divided and a country that changed significantly in the decade of his imprisonment. Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied made waves in opera circles when it premiered a decade ago and continues to do so today.

    The Glory Denied cast of four includes David Walton (Albert, Albert Herring) as Younger Thompson, Peter Kendall Clark in his UAO debut as Older Thompson, Karina Brazas (Yum-Yum, The Mikado) as Younger Alyce, and Gina Galati (Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni) as Older Alyce. Schoonover conducts as St. Louis native Dean Anthony makes his UAO directorial debut.

    Tickets: Single tickets start as low as $32, Subscriptions start at $80. | ARTS Card Discount:$5 off regular ticket prices (limit of 2 per person) in person with ARTS Card or by phone at 314.361.2881.

    733 N. Union Blvd St. Louis MO 63108
733 N Union Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108