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  Rated R for Rat

Now in development with American Opera Projects and Festival Opera, Wang Jie's Rated R for Rat wildly re-imagines the myths of the Chinese Zodiac animals to encompass zany comedy and to dramatize serious social issues.

In a post-apocalyptic world, the Zodiac gods suffer a crisis as their human underlings lose interest in reproducing. The Lark, a chirpy court entertainer who dreams of becoming the thirteenth goddess, descends to the Earth to solve the mystery. Through the journey, she discovers her real passion, and thereby revives the world.

A workshop featuring excerpts from Rated R for Rat will be presented in the Osher Salon of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at 3:00 p.m. on October 9, 2016, with maestro Michael Morgan conducting. A limited number of tickets at $15 each ($5 for SFCM students) are available through Brown Paper Tickets, both online and by phone at 800.838.3006. Tickets may be held at Will Call, printed at home, or delivered to your mobile device.

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