Lone Star Lyric presents Three Skeleton Key
Three Skeleton Key is part of a trilogy of one-act chamber operas that are based on stories from the Golden Age of Radio in the 1940s and 1950s.
John, Louis, and Auguste are the hands hired to tend a remote lighthouse off the steaming jungle coast Guyana. On a sweltering summer day, a ship approaches, heading straight for the key. The men try to ward it off but realize that the ship is infested with giant rats. The ship crashes on the key and the rats swarm to get any food available on the island, trapping the men inside. The men fight for their lives until the rats have them cornered. At the last minute, a small ship appears near the key and the rats move on to their next prey, leaving the lighthouse keepers near-dead and near-mad but alive.