woolfe“Thirty years after the action of Tahiti the young son, Junior, is now gay and possibly schizophrenic; his former lover is married to his younger sister, Dede. During his mother’s funeral Junior starts a striptease in front of his father, knocking into the coffin in the process…. This was neither the sound nor the subject matter that audience members at the 1983 premiere at the Houston Grand Opera were expecting.”  The arrival of A Quiet Place at New York City Opera also provides a debut for Zachary Woolfe in the New York Times.