Performance by Opera Orlando of The Companion & Safe Word, Acts I and II from Three Way, a trio of one-act operas. One of six performances at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. Libretto by David Cote. Directed by Eric Pinder.
Opera Orlando’s first appearance at the Orlando Fringe’s signature festival features two contemporary, boundary-stretching, one-act operas from composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote by arrangement with Bill Holab music. The operas will be directed by Eric Pinder, Opera Orlando's director in residence.
Not so far in the future, workaholic Maya lives with her android lover, Joe. This interactive programmed Companion looks and sounds perfect (despite the occasional pop-up ad). But is perfect always better? While installing new experimental software in Joe, computer technician Dax will put Maya’s true desires to the test.
Mistress Salomé is a high-priced dominatrix in a private dungeon, and today she has a new client, a cocky businessman who pays to be humiliated. Despite their “safe word,” the role playing soon spirals out of control as the two fight for power and take the session to places neither expected.