The opera diva Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly funny pedagogue is holding a singing master class.
Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career.
Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her relationship with Aristotle Onassis.
It culminates in a monologue about sacrifice taken in the name of art.
The Oshawa Little Theatre presents Terrence McNally’s Master Class Oct. 10-13, 17-20 and 24-26.
Visit www.oshawalittletheatre.com for more details.