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GODSPELL at AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER MARCH 8-10 AND MARCH 15-17
Godspell, the musical, presents the Gospel of St. Matthew, through the depiction of parables, interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns. Godspell's message of love, acceptance, and tolerance transcends religion and is relevant to people of all beliefs.
From Director Cynthia Austin
My first experience with Godspell was as a cast member many years ago. Since then I have loved the show but have also felt that the script poses some challenges. The identity of each of the ensemble members has puzzled me. So in attempting to address this situation, I have conceived a production that includes iconic characters that hopefully represent a wide spectrum of society and allows us to address the complex issues that face us today.
As the musical begins, the character of the Student is introduced. He is a seeker, looking for answers among the philosophies of men. In place of the traditional Jesus character I chose to present a Teacher who offers Christianity as a way to deal with many of these issues.
The entire production, therefore, becomes a parable, allowing the audience to bring their own perceptions of Jesus while opening up the possibility that experiencing this production will offer the opportunity to "see Him more clearly". The rest of the ensemble represents different aspects of ourselves as we struggle to believe, at times finding it simple and at other times feeling daunted by doubt.
My goal is that those who watch and participate with us in this production will see anew the need to build a "beautiful city" created on a foundation of truths such as the necessity of having love for each other and kindness for all.
Cynthia Austin (MFA in acting, PHD in theatre and member of Actors Equity).
The Amazing Theater Company is the community theater component of Amazing Things Arts Center - a non-profit entity dedicated to the idea that the arts are a rich form of communication which allows us to meet, understand and accept each other. We are a volunteer community theater group that strives for professional quality. If you want to work with good folks on great theater, please join our team!
|Where||Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 pm–10:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||Ticket Prices: $23 (Stu/Sen $22, Mem $20, Child U12 $12)|
More About Amazing Things Arts Center
Visiting the Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham residents can discover music, visual arts, theatre, children's programming and more. The Center has produced more than 1,000 events with more than 35,000 attendees since it opened in May 2005.
The Center has more than 500 members and almost 200 volunteers. Amazing Things hosts more than 300 events a year under the leadership of Director Michael Moran
Originally housed in a storefront in Saxonville, in May 2007 Framingham Town Hall Meeting voted to lease the historic downtown Hollis Street Firehouse to Amazing Things Arts Center for $1 a year for 50 years. Afterwards, the Amazing Things Board raised more than $250,000 in cash and resources donated to renovate the firehouse to its present condition.
Membership levels start at $35 for students and senior citizens. Family membership range from $60 to $1,000.
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