August 20-September 2, 2022 | CRASHBOX

August 20th - September 2nd: Lardo Weeping World Premiere!

Run Time: 75 minutes

Lardo Weeping is an original opera from the award-winning Austin composer Peter Stopschinski based on an adaptation of multi-award winning playwright, actor, and activist Terry Galloway's and her dramaturge, director, and partner, Donna Nudd's, one woman play of the same name.

Lardo Weeping centers on recluse-genius Dinah LeFarge, a clever, agoraphobic, quite sexual woman of independent means who refuses to answer her door unarmed. Through her eyes we are given insight into the human condition, current class and gender struggles, and what it means to be swimming against the current in a world that seems to value conformity and fitting into societal norms. We are treated to stories about Dinah's past employment as a convenience store clerk, her food journaling, and Dinah’s ongoing obsession with the “Weekly World News”. This journey ends with Dinah literally tearing her body apart and putting it back together again further highlighting the stress and demands put on human and especially female bodies.

The material in this show is recommended for adults and mature teens with parental supervision. Please note, a prop gun in used in this production.



Liz Cass - Dinah LeFarge

Nicole Taylor - Chorus

Page Stevens - Chorus

Holt Skinner - Chorus

Alexa Capareda- Choreographer and Dodo Bird

Daniela Bennetti - Dodo Bird


Peter Stopschinski - Composer, Music Director, Pianists

Phil Davidson - Violin

Barbara George - Cello

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $0-$25.00

Presenter Details

  • Name: LOLA
  • LOLA is committed to cultivating the future of opera by offering new approaches to this art form and classical singing. Our mission includes integrity to our approach to opera, to the Austin community, and to each other.  We stand with our Black colleagues and all who are working toward radical change, unity and justice. Our projects give artists unique and interesting outlets for their work, pull in diverse audiences, and propel opera out of the grand hall, flowing into the larger community.

Venue Details

  • Address: 5305 Bolm Rd. #12
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78721