Abduction retains the original 1782 plot: A pair of heroes sets out to rescue their kidnapped lovers from an evil ruler. But the story once an East-vs.-West allegory now focuses on conflict between aliens and humans, with plenty of allusions to Star Trek and Stars Wars along the way. "The metaphors are more apparent," says Field. "I'm trying to do it without making fun of Mozart or science fiction, and it's a bigger challenge than I realized."
July 1-2, 7 p.m.
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