Why I Live at the P.O.



Composed by Stephen Eddins
Libretto by Michael O’Brien

Based on the short story by Eudora Welty

April 30 to May 8, 2022
at the Keegan Theatre, Washington D.C.

Why I Live at the P.O. is a delightful addition to the opera canon which takes a short story from beloved author Eudora Welty and combines it with classic and contemporary American musical styles to tell the story of a supremely relatable family. UrbanArias is proud to be commissioning the completion of this work at a time when many families have been experiencing “togetherness” in a whole new way.

Why I Live at the P.O. tells the story of Sister, a young woman who decides to handle her conflicts with her family by moving into the Post Office where she works. Discover the full cast of eccentric characters in Eudora Welty’s short story HERE.

      Kyaunnee Richardson                      Emily Pulley                            Melissa Wimbish         

             Darren Stokes                             Ian McEuen                              

   Dennis Whitehead Darling                  Robert Wood                  Inscape Chamber Orchestra