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17 actors/dancers were bodypainted for each performance!

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Our ‘world premier’ performances went exceedingly well. We sold out all three days, including all the extra seats we could set up in the walkways. It took an average of twenty minutes after the scheduled show time each night just to seat everyone. There’s no doubt that our show was an unqualified success!

In fact response was so popular that many that reserved tickets but did not pay for them were turned away. We heard heart-breaking stories of people bearing bouquets of flowers for the performers who were turned away, leaving the flowers behind at the ticket office. Others who were directly involved in the show couldn’t get in. It was all a bit of a fiasco and to those who had trouble we sincerely apologize for your trouble.

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Overview

Opening the Eye of Light is an experimental theatre production that incorporates elements of full body painting of the actors, video images, a dramatic over-sized puppet, and mythic themes. The piece features original music, songs, choreography, and movement inspired by various cultures from around the world. “The eye by which I see is the same eye by which God sees me.” This insight from Meister Eckhart captures the essence of Opening the Eye of Light. As we herald the arrival of the Age of Aquarius, the play celebrates a time of renewal and awakening. Illuminating this time of transition characters emerge from the archetypal world, the dreamland of myth to serve as quickening agents of our metamorphosis. Through images inspired by Western Societies oldest creation myth, a myth that reflects the theories of Superstring Physics we look back to the being to see how to begin again. Gaia and Chronus, Mother Earth and Father Time, humorously lead us into a reckoning and challenge our concepts of place and time. A love story between Eros and Psyche, the God of Love and the Human Soul, illuminates the ageless potential inherent in the human soul to join with the Divine as co-creators and caregivers of all creation. Titania, Queen of the Fairies and her court of Fairy Elementals tempt us to dance the promises of the dreamland into the world of reality. Looking back and forward, seeing what lies around and within us, Opening the Eye of Light is an invitation to journey into the core of becoming.

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