Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wringing Out Light Final Rehearsal

Wringing Out Light: Poems & Prayers

1805 W. AlabamaHouston, Texas 77098

Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 3:00pm

Admission: pay what you can

St. Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Sienna, George Herbert, John Donne, Teresa of Avila, and several more visionaries and poets are represented in this program of poetry and performance. Let the words of these mystics draw you to a place of contemplation (and maybe some rejoicing).

 We had our final rehearsal tonight. Here's a few quick snapshots to help whet your appetite for the evening.

Last thoughts for those of you who are planning to come . . .

It's a short program. If you don't have time to eat before the show, you'll be able to find plenty open afterwards and it won't be so late as to completely wreck your diet.

At the same time, it's a dense show in the sense that the language of the poetry has a lot going on in it. We try to leave space in between the individual texts to let the words and images sink in.

Additionally, it felt that the material didn't lend itself to a curtain call/applause at the end. The ending is clear and those who wish to follow the performers out to the gathering area of St Stephen's are welcome to do so. We'd love to visit with  you.

At the same time, if you find  you want some more time in the space to sit quietly  with the material after the fact, you're welcome to do that as well.

I'll likely have some reflections on this experience after the fact, but for now, I think that is enough. Come see what Bridget, Roy, Donna, and I have put together. I think it will have some surprises and some delight and . . . well, a range of possible emotional responses.

Well, one last thing
 The performances are pay what you can. Feel free to come more than once---all three times, even---on whatever you pay the first night. Really. We want to show you this thing we've made.

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