The University of Iowa
My Lai, Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ
Zoran Orlic

My Lai

Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ

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ADULT: $50 | $35
YOUTH: $25 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
Jonathan Berger, composer
Harriet Scott Chessman, librettist
Brian H. Scott, lighting designer

Hancher has enjoyed a long and creatively fruitful relationship with both the Kronos Quartet and UI alum Rinde Eckert. For My Lai, the string quartet and the vocalist come together with Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ to lay bare the tragedy of the 1968 massacre at My Lai. The story of the destruction of the village at the hands of American soldiers is told from the perspective of Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot who tried to intervene and who was vilified for reporting what he had witnessed.

There will be a 20-minute Q&A with the My Lai company in the auditorium following the performance. Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Jonathan Berger, and Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ will all be part of this conversation.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
General Hancher Partners
Hancher Circle Donors

Seating map

Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes


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Building bridges: Combat Paper workshops accompany ‘My Lai’ at Hancher
Little Village - Monday, March 19, 2018
Hancher Auditorium will host two free public events featuring Combat Paper co-founder and Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron in Iowa City on Monday, March 19, leading up to Hancher’s production of the opera My Lai on March 21.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at