DB Project presents Try Me, a dramatic interpretation of Libby Larsen’s “Try Me, Good King,” and the world premiere of A Lily Among Thorns, an operatic combination and reordering of John La Montaine’s song cycles “Songs of the Rose of Sharon” and “Fragments from the Song of Songs”. This production highlights and celebrates the universality of women finding solidarity and strength by taking back their narrative. Each musical cycle portrays how females throughout history have and are currently being marginalized. In these performances, DB Project will collaborate with a variety of local artists to combine music, poetry, dance, and spoken monologue. By weaving together different artistic mediums, DB Project hopes to create an accessible platform for audiences to absorb these stories. These works remain especially pertinent today because of our social climate and critical issues such as discrimination, sexuality, race, and gender, and it is becoming increasingly important for artists to present works that relate to current issues and events.
To co-opt the sentiment of Anne Boleyn, “Go ahead and try us, we dare you.”