Layover – by Charles Halka

Autumn and Caroline are two very different women leading very different lives. On the surface, they would appear to share absolutely nothing in common- Autumn is an idealistic dreamer with an obsession with arts and crafts, while Caroline is a high-maintenance social climber with ambitions of bagging a wealthy husband. But when the two women meet by chance while waiting in an airport terminal, not only do they discover the one thing they never imagined they would have in common, but they are also forced to reexamine the values which made the two so different in the first place.

Charles Halka is a young but widely-performed composer. A Fulbright grantee, his works have been performed all across the world. His awards include a selection by the ISCM Festival in Belgium and the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize. Halka holds a degree from the Peabody Conservatory and is a current doctoral candidate at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Visit Charles online at

Librettist Katherine Kruger is also a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and is an accomplished Soprano as well. She has collaborated on at least one other opera and was a participant in the Hawaiian Performing Arts Festival

New Fangled Cast

Caroline – Christina Paz
Autumn – Kourtni Noll

Director – Shelley Burton