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on Saturday, 06 December 2008 in Uncategorized

GB finale

Here is the final moment of the show "Gathering Blue", sneakily taken by my cell phone.

It's an incredible show.  My thanks go to playwright Richard Hellesen, and to composer/lyricists Michael Silversher and Joy Sikorski., as well as director Peter Ellenstein...oh, and the list goes on, and should include, of course, all the performers.

This event in Kansas, done through the William Inge Center for the Arts, is just the beginning of the journey that the show will take.  Already the composers are feeling the need for another song---replacing some expository dialogue---at the beginning of act 2.

It follows the book very closely and the book has moments that especially lent themselves to dramatization and song.  There is a lovely scene in Annabella's garden, where the old woman teaches the girl the names and uses of the flowers; after each verse of the song she turns to the girl with "Say it back" and the song becomes a lovely and lyrical duet. Later:  I won't even attempt to describe it here but the performance of The Singer, wearing the robe, at The Gathering, is breathtakingly staged; the reaction of the audience (which included me) was palpable---we were all stunned, I  think.

Ironically, at the same time that theaters everywhere are decimated by the tough economics of these times, this musical addresses the times in startling ways. Essentially it is about people deluded by their leaders and living lives controlled by fear, greed, and mistrust.

And then a young person perceives the possibility of the world being put right through honesty and optimism.  It ends on a note of hope.

Well.  I needn't go on and on.  But I hope the show, like the small plant left spotlighted on the stage at the end, will flourish and find a vibrant life.

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coincidentally this song was playing on the itunes as I read the ring! Riiinng!
entry on your blog! Only this was the version played by the Beatles. Also coincidentally, I got up at 6am to let my dog out, also fearing he'll bark at the birds and wake up the neighbors...and coincidentally I was searching around for the cord to my computer since its pesky battery is old and holds only about a 45 minute charge... I was browsing on my computer for the new Kindle DX which may put newspapers (the paper product) out of business, and catching up on the news all using my computer which is nearly becoming another appendage on my body!
I saw the “postman”the 1981 version with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange
I was not familiar with the film ( !!) boy was I in for the surprise of my life...when the butcher table scene came on and the person who invited me was a young woman I had know for a very short time...I was blushing so much I'm sure people around me could see me glowing in the dark...!!

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