The Pillar

An opera by Luna Pearl Woolf
Libretto by David Van Taylor

The Pillar tells the story of a woman who has dedicated her whole life to her husband, a pillar of the community.  When he falls into disgrace, she must confront choices and consequences of identity, community, and motherhood.  Our heroine is Ruth Madoff. Based on Diana Henriques’ bestselling The Wizard of Lies:  Bernie Madoff and the Death of TrustThe Pillar digs beneath the surface of the contemporary scandal to uncover a meditation on loyalty, corruption, and the nature of love.


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