July 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Cazenovia Counterpoint presents Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage, the second performance of the commissioned opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage was a Central New York abolitionist whose home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gage was a founding member of the National Woman Suffrage Association.
There will be only one performance in Cazenovia, NY happening on July 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 adults, $15 seniors/students, 12 & under free
Tickets available via PayPal at www.societyfornewmusic.org or by calling 315-251-1151.
Written by Persis Parshall Vehar
Libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, with chamber ensemble conducted by Heather Buchman.
Directed by Victoria King
Projections by David Harper
Cast: Danan Tsan, Laura Enslin, Juliane Price, Jennifer Stevens, Julia Ebner, Erik Angerhofer, Gregory Sheppard, Jonathan Howell, and chorus
About the Opera
Central New York native Mrs. Gage was one of the triumvirate, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, who founded the women’s suffrage movement in New York State. Gage was ‘pushed aside' after 40 years of tireless work when Anthony and Stanton joined with the Temperance Movement in order to involve more people in the movement.
The opera includes Frederick Douglass, who stayed overnight in Cazenovia on his way to Gerritt Smith’s estate in Peterboro where many slaves were housed before heading to the Adirondacks for land Smith gave them. As landowners, they couldn’t be caught as ‘slaves’.
The Gage home was always a stop on the Underground Railroad. Chittenango native and author L. Frank Baum, was Gage's son-in-law and has a part in the opera.
The opera will be preformed in Cazenovia, NY on July 20 at the Catherine Cummings Theatre. Their next performance is in Seneca Falls, NY on July 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wesleyan Chapel at the National Woman's Historical Park.