The UMass Amherst Initiative on Neurosciences is staging the first half of an opera titled The Onion, which deals with issues of thought and consciousness. It was composed and directed by Amherst College professors Eric Sawyer and Ron Bashford. Two of the cast members are UMass alums. 

Neuroscientists from UMass and Harvard University will be discussing the concepts explored in the opera with the audience after the performance. They will be joined by composer/librettist Eric Sawyer, director/librettist Ron Bashford, and members of the cast. The conversation will be moderated by the director of the UMass Initiative on Neurosciences, Paul Katz.

The event is free and open to the public.

In person and On campus event posted in Community for Public