Saturday, August 08, 2009
Enchanted April (click for script) now running at Miners Alley is very well directed dramatic comedy with very fine performances by a strong cast.
A story told and retold in the play is of a walking stick taking root and becoming an acacia tree. It is thought that the burning bush Moses saw was an acacia. When Moses saw God in the burning bush, he took off his sandles.
Enchanted April is a wonderful story of repeated burning bush experiences. Lottie Wilton opens and closes the play telling us that there is much more to the world than meets they eye, we can all see the wonders and miricles, but we have to take the time to look.
As Elizabeth Browning put it, “Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes - The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”
Mr. Wilding (a name worthy of Charles Dickens) is the owner of the Italian Villa that is the setting of the second half of the play in which the characters get in touch with their wild side, are "translated" and come to see the burning bush in each other where only stick figures existed.
Miners Alley is a gold nugget in Golden, Colorado. Just a short drive, don't miss this wonderful production. Maybe you'll be translated!
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