Marie Christine

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Set in the twilight years of the 19th century, this dark musical by Michael John LaChiusa chronicles the journey of Marie Christine, a racially mixed woman imprisoned without a trial to face death. From a genteel life of privilege in New Orleans Creole society, she falls madly in love with a white ship captain named Dante. When the relationship comes to light, Marie and Dante flee to Chicago, where Dante abandons her for a career in politics.