Wednesday, November 24, 2010

director John Heckel

“We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute
of eternity.”

There are several longer stories that Rumi tells that will be dramatized and spread throughout the evening. But what theatregoers will see is a direct result of the poems that the group chose, the discoveries they made in finding ways to best express them, and finally in how director Heckel organized the presentation.

“It’s a question of how to weave all this together, so that the evening makes sense, and the individual poems make sense,” Heckel said, in the midst of the process. “There’s a sense of continuity but also the appropriate breaks in continuity to allow things to stand on their own. That’s part of the trick of putting it all together.”

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