Don Henry - an Opera by Frank Nawrot stars Neal Long as Don, Gretchen Pille as Salaria and Don's mother, Rachael Rule as Megan O'Reilly, and Frank Nawrot as Duke Prospero. Music, mixing, production, and sound design by Frank Nawrot.
Episode 2 song credits:
"We Who Work" - lyrics by Frank Nawrot
"Full Moon at Tierz" - based on a poem by John Cornford, an international brigader
"Split Wide Open" - based on a letter written by Don Henry
Poems by international brigaders were found in the book Poems From Spain, edited by Jim Jump
All other original lyrics and dialogue written by Frank Nawrot and R.E. Rule
Duke Prospero's lines are based on the University of Kansas Board of Regents press release commissioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee
If you’d like to learn more about the staged version of this opera or donate to the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, please visit https://franknawrot.com/donhenry/
Artwork by Shawn Womack.