Folk opera debuts

Performers for “The Mountains Are Pretty.” | Courtesy Kurt Beckering

“The Mountains are Pretty” is a folk opera written and produced by local poet and playwright Kurt Beckering under the pen name Kurtis Maximus. This original show, produced and performed by Tahoe locals, will premiere at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema on March 2 at 8 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m.

Ten years in the making, “The Mountains are Pretty” spins a dark, twisted, tale of a miner who falls into despair. An outrageous cast of characters takes you on a journey into the depths of humanity, framed within an original alternate world, where nothing is as it appears. Immortality reigns in this no-holds barred drama that will leave audiences laughing and simultaneously in awe of the death-defying aerial movements, choreographed by Leah Pivirotto in collaboration with the Tahoe Flow Arts Studio. A string band of musicians from Sneaky Creatures, No Deal, the Innapropriators and Metal Echo will set the mood.

All proceeds from these shows will be allocated for the purchasing of sound and lighting gear for this and further productions to allow for continued, home-grown, works of performance art, with a commitment to collaborations of all kinds.

This show is best suited to an open-minded, adult audience; leave youngsters at home.

Tickets are $30. | tahoearthauscinema.com