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Jim Jarmusch Wants You to See These Monodramas!

City Opera is putting forward an evening of contemporary, one-act "monodramas." It opens this Friday and runs through April 8th. The lineup is three works: one each by John Zorn, Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman. Unsurprisingly or possibly crazily for something so rare and cool, dozens of $12 seats remain, as do a handful of $25 spots. Monodrama, you need not have previously known, means just one person singing in each piece.

And Jim Jarmusch has co-signed the event by declaring himself way into both composer Morton Feldman, as well as his librettist—the one and only Samuel Beckett. The Beckett-love doesn't surprise me, but Jarmusch's being a fan of [...]