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A Brief History of Root Vegetables

A comic opera in three acts
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These clips are from the premiere performance of the opera by the University of Texas at San Antonio Lyric Theatre
(William McCrary, director) and UTSA Orchestra (Eugene Dowdy, conductor) on March 5, 2010.

In this scene Faye Smyth-Maggót (played by UTSA student Brandy Santee) laments her situation
while her ex-husband Talbot Blagh (UTSA student Jacob Valadez) tries to help her.

In this scene Pembroke Smyth-Maggót, Jr. (played by UTSA student Chris Garcia) reads his late mother's diary,
which he has just found while cleaning out her room.

In this scene Pembroke Smyth-Maggót, Jr. (played by UTSA student Chris Garcia), his wife Trophy (UTSA student Michelle Lange), and their daughter-in-law Elaina (UTSA student Jordan Copland) have all just discovered that there may be a priceless gem hidden somewhere in the house. They sing about wanting it. Or about aliens stealing mascara -- it depends. This scene ends the first act of the opera.

In this scene Pembroke Smyth-Maggót Sr. (played by guest artist Chia-Wei Lee), long thought dead in a climbing accident, reveals that he is the mysterious stranger. The entire cast (UTSA students all) assist.

In this scene Pemmie (AKA: Pembroke Smyth-Maggót III, played by UTSA student Emmanuel Medina) tries to get up the nerve to stand up to his father. Meanwhile the Narrator (UTSA student Nicholas May) feels the need to over explain everything. Helping him are UTSA students Andrew Specht and Anthony Garrant.

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