Kevin Phares to Headline UrbanArias’ ‘Inbox Zero’

By David Salazar

UrbanArias is set to present “Inbox Zero” on May 4, 2023, at the Keegan Theatre in Washington D.C.

The monodrama will star baritone Kevin Phares, who will be joined by members of the Inscape Orchestra under the musical direction of conductor Robert Wood. The production will be directed by Dennis Whitehead Darling.

Per an official press statement issued by UrbanArias, “’Inbox Zero’ is the story of Jackie, a man whose desire for monetary gain supersedes his understanding of human nature. As he struggles to provide for his wife and child, an internet scam captures his imagination and attention, and he is soon embroiled in an imagined international intrigue that convinces him to drain the family bank account in hopes of a million-dollar get-rich-quick scheme.”

The opera was composed by Peter Hilliard with a libretto by Matt Boresi. This is UrbanArias’ third commission by the duo following “Blue Viola” and “The Last American Hammer.”