Journey North Opera

Dark Sisters

Performance Dates: Sept 28 at 7:30PM* (*Pay What You Can, featuring understudies instead of main cast)

Sept 29, 30** at 7:30PM, (**Post-show discussion to follow 9/30 performance)

Oct 1 at 2:00PM

Performance Length: 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

DARK SISTERS follows one woman’s dangerous attempt to escape her life as a member of the FLDS Church (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints), a sect that split from mainstream Mormonism in the early 20th Century largely because of the LDS Church’s renunciation of polygamy. The male founders of the Mormon faith (Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, chief among them) loom large in American history; Dark Sisters puts the women front and center.

The narrative draws inspiration from the flurry of media attention surrounding the two most infamous raids on FLDS compounds (the 1953 raid at Short Creek, AZ and the 2008 raid at the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, TX) as well as the stories of the over 80 wives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Set against a red-earthed landscape filled with revelations, dark prophets and white temples stretching towards heaven, Dark Sisters charts one woman’s quest for self-discovery in a world where personal identity is forbidden.  

Stage Direction by Amanda Carlson
Music Direction by Brian Dowdy
Music Coaching by Jared Miller

Content Warning: Dark Sisters contains themes including misogyny, spiritual abuse, sexual assault, and suicide. We recommend this show for audiences age 14 and up.

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Date and Time
Thu, Sep 28, 2023 7:30 PM - Pay What You Can
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM (Featuring understudy cast, main cast will not be performing)
Fri, Sep 29, 2023 7:30 PM - Journey North Opera
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM
Sat, Sep 30, 2023 7:30 PM - Journey North Opera
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 1, 2023 2:00 PM - Journey North Opera
Doors 1:00PM | Show 2PM