All-Star Lineup

A fresh, winning trio of one-acters by three well-known playwrights scores big in Cooperstown

Thousands of sports fans jammed the streets of Cooperstown, N.Y., a sleepy lakeside village (pop. 2,200) in the foothills of the Catskills, to watch as George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, Nolan Ryan and Robin Yount were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But there was another all-star team playing in Cooperstown that weekend: eight miles up the road, Glimmerglass Opera was presenting the world premiere of Central Park, a trio of one-act operas with librettos by three top playwrights: A.R. Gurney (Love Letters), Terrence McNally (Master Class) and Wendy Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles). It was quite a lineup for a...

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