An excited Shannon Wheeler writes to tell us that the world premiere of the Too Much Coffee Man opera was a big success — the run has sold out and been extended. Two city commissioners were at the opening. “We have buzz,” Shannon writes–a common occurrence when working with coffee, it seems. He also sent to above pic from the dress rehearsal.

The Oregonian has a very positive review:

There was a special brew on tap Friday night at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the world premiere of “Too Much Coffee Man,” and it wasn’t exactly coffee.

Jim Parker, publican of Oaks Bottom Public House, had brewed a delicious stout with a heavy dose of Stumptown Roasters coffee, and it was strong stuff, with just a pint leaving a person simultaneously tipsy and buzzed. Which is to say, it was pretty much like the opera itself.