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Don HarrisBy Don Harris
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Don HarrisBy Don Harris
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About

The story of Job has been called the most difficult book of all the Hebrew and Christian sacred literature as well as the most beautiful work of poetic literature in all of ancient and modern times. The story itself is believed to be one of the oldest stories in the world. It tells the story of a man who by all accounts was the richest and most righteous man "in all the east". Until one day he lost just about everything he had. His means of income was depleted, his health was destroyed, and all ten of his children were killed.

In the opera we have written, we have not changed the story to make it say something it doesn't say, nor have we tried to make it profess any particular religious viewpoint. What we have done is to lay flesh and bones onto the sometimes two-dimensional portraits we've been given... to make the characters real and their feelings, actions, hopes and fears believable. You'll not only get a better understanding of Job's nameless wife, who told him he should "curse God and die", but also a lively accounting of the satan and his machinations... not to mention a rousing round of debates between Job and his friends and a bunch of townspeople you may even think you recognize. The music is original, eclectic, and exciting; each song moving you through the story at an amazing, transfixing pace. It includes a bit of classical, a pinch of operatic oratorio, a healthy heaping of pop, and a tasty seasoning of blues and country.

Suzanne and I, along with those who have joined with us in The Company of Job, have been working on this opera and performing various parts of it for the last six years, but this will be our first performance with stage sets, costumes, and lighting design. We sincerely look forward to performing "Job: a Postmodern Opera of Biblical Proportions" for YOU.

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    Your name listed in the program as a supporter plus a Digital Download of songs from the opera, recorded live at the 2008 Westobou Festival (MP3 format).

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    FRIEND OF JOB level... receive a Limited Edition “Job: A Postmodern Opera of Biblical Proportions" poster signed by Don, Suzanne & select cast members!

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    STAGE HAND level... Get a newly recorded CD of our March 2012 live performance (probably around April 2012)! AND, if you really DO want to help out as a STAGE HAND for the performance, let us know!

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    ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER level... Get your hands on a fashionable “Job” T-Shirt! (plus the poster and other stuff) AND, if you have experience being a stage manager, ours could use some assistants!

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    Congratulations! You've just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of a live opera performance and will be listed as such in the program! You get all of the booty listed above PLUS two tickets to the performance. *Does not include transportation to the theatre.

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    Enter in, SEEKER OF WISDOM... Let's PARTY! Two tickets for you and a guest to attend the opera performance AND the cast party afterwards! Oh, yea, and of course all the other exclusive merchandise. (Transportation not included.)

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    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR level - 30 min Skype session with Don and Suzanne Harris. Whatever you want to talk about... Questions about the Story of Job or about the opera, lyric or composition questions, anything you want to ask! (includes the Associate Producer package)

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    Come, PARTAKER OF DIVINE DINING, bring a guest and share a meal w/ Don & Suzanne! You pick the cuisine, they’ll pick the restaurant and take care of the tab. (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)

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    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER level - Listing in the program as Co-Executive Producer, PLUS an autographed, limited edition book - "Serenely Through the Storm; Studies in Job", By Don Harris. Song lyrics from the opera correlated with articles, ideas, thoughts, and inspirational writings from Don's years of studying the story of Job (Includes the Associate Producer package – transportation not included; publication date TBD).

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    Don and Suzanne Harris will come to your city and do a 4-hour teaching session on the Story of Job at your home, office, or church! (Limited to within the United States. Also comes with the Associate Producer package)

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    Don and Suzanne Harris will come to your city and do an 8-hour teaching session on the Story of Job at your home, office, or church! (Limited to within the United States. Also comes with the Associate Producer package)

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    Don and Suzanne Harris, co-writers of the opera "Job: A Postmodern Opera of Biblical Proportions", will write and record an original song just for you. You pick the occasion, concept, idea, etc., and we'll write the song. Want a special song for your feisty grandmother's 105th Birthday? We got you covered. Had an idea for a song banging around in your head for 20 years and need someone to flesh it out? We can do it. The original song and all rights to it will be signed over to you. (Also comes with the Associate Producer package)

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