UNI Opera students will perform the world premiere of a newly commissioned opera The Beehive by Jorge Sosa and Melisa Tien. This new work is loosely based on Gogol's "The Overcoat" and is heavily laced with pop and musical theatre influences. The central character, Abby, struggles to find her identity within a hairstyling community of small-town America which is currently facing a crisis. Joy, laughter, and tears abound in this contemporary dark comedy. This event is free and open to the public.