So I took all of these great pictures of Opening Festivities and then I leave them at home. See I suck a little bit. The good news is the pictures exist the bad news is that everyone will have to wait until tomorrow to see them.
How did Opening go one might ask? Well to tell you the truth stellar would be an easy word to throw around. It is rare to see a show that has the kind of an emotional impact on people. Rahaleh tells me the story of some college age guys leaving the Preview on Friday. She heard the one guy say to the other, "What do you do after something like that?" and the other replies "I don't know, but you have to do something." See this is what we mean we talk about theater that touches people. Shows are meant to entertain and I think that A Bright Room Called Day does its share of that, but it also is meant to change the world. I am not necessiarily talking about change the world in the big sense of moving nations and opening the eyes of world leaders. I mean the kind of world changing that goes on between one person in the audience and the show unfolding on stage.
Taking an audience through a world different yet the same as their own and seeing the impact as they walk out of the theater. A little bit sadder pehaps but some of them leave revitalized and willing to fight the hard fights in their lives. To scale huge injustices and wiping the smaller ones off the board. This is what not just great theater does but all theater does in its way. Simply by producing a play we are making a statement, simply by attending theater we are making a statement and it is this synthisis of perfomer and active audience member that creates a conspiracy which in its own way changes the world.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday night and I will have the after show pics tomorrow.