Monday, January 05, 2009

Exploring "Church": Art and Its Power to Transform Lives

"Church" Written and Directed by Young Jean Lee, caught my attention this morning on the Walker Arts Center Calendar of Upcoming Events.

The pre-performance tour opportunity entitled "Art and Its Power to Transform Lives: Exploring Church - Beyond the Gallery: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tours" is what took me to the home page and this new work by Young Jean Lee's Theater Company.

Here's some text from that site.....

"Her slyly subversive drama ambushes its audience with an earnest and surprisingly moving Christian church service that might be the most unlikely provocation produced in years." —New York Times

Playwright /director Young Jean Lee, whose Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven was the sold-out hit of Out There 19, returns with her most stirring and potentially disturbing work. Even as Church's charismatic and left-leaning central preacher defies traditionally held Christian assumptions, he conveys a passionate message about religion having the power to transform lives, backed up by three female ministers. . . .

Let me know if you are interested in seeing this!
Peace, Love,

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