Time: The 1950s. Place: Washington, D.C. Plot: In the foreground, a gay love affair; in the background, the “lavender scare,” Senator McCarthy’s purging of homosexuals from Federal Government jobs. The opera Fellow Travelers premiered in Cincinnati in 2016—to raves! Ravishing music, seamless theatricality, emotional poignance and power. Madison is your next chance to see it. —L.J.
Fellow Travelers, by Gregory Spears was featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on