Our Very Own Home
from "Fellow Travelers"for baritone and piano (2016)
|Text information||Text by Greg Pierce based on the novel "Fellow Travelers" by Thomas Mallon|
Based on Thomas Mallon’s best-selling novel, Fellow Travelers takes place in 1950s Washington, D.C., and follows Timothy Laughlin, a recent college graduate and devout Catholic eager to join the crusade against Communism. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim’s first job in D.C. and – after Fuller’s advances – his first love affair. With senator McCarthy’s investigations into ‘sexual subversives’, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions, his love for God, and his love for Fuller – an entanglement that ends in a stunning act of betrayal.