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"Diva Festiva" - Cult classic film, live music, 5/24

May 10, 2018

Opera singer Wilhelmenia Fernandez as the star of the movie "Diva"

On Thursday, May 24, we're inviting the community to come celebrate The Little Theatre's past, and invest in its future! The Little's historic theater 1 will be under restoration May 29 to October 1, 2018, but before the renovation, we're gathering our members, friends, and neighbors for a night of pure Little joy. 

  What is Diva Festiva: The fundraising evening includes a rare 35mm screening of 1982's DIVA. The classic film has a special bond with The Little -- it was one of the longest running films in the theater's history. Despite this epic run, screenings of DIVA are rare today, and that's why we're thrilled to begin theater 1's historic restoration with this intelligent, brilliant, and memorable movie.   

Diva plot: Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller. Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Soprano Kearstin Piper Brown

Opera at The Little: A film as musically wonderful as DIVA calls for live tunes. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with opera arias leading up to the film performed by soprano Kearstin Piper Brown (which will start around 7:30 p.m.). Performer to be announced soon.

Tickets: $30. Your ticket gets you the movie, the music, two drink coupons, free hor d'oeuvres, and Little Popcorn! Get your tickets today.