A Story of America Goes Walking
In A Story of America Goes Walking, poet Saara Myrene Raappana and artist Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton wrestle with Henry David Thoreau’s 1862 essay “Walking”, traveling from Thoreau’s New England pond to the forests of the U.S. Midwest and on to the Chinese southwest, exploring the myths of America. Whether told by kids playing make-believe, the map-like curves of the human heart, or women waiting in a hospital room in Chengdu, the only way to figure out which stories are true is to walk through them.
Now at the Uncertain Hour
A play by Damon Falke. Originally produced by Square Top Theatre in 2014 and written for live performance, online streaming, and broadcast radio, the show takes the audience on a journey through the landscape of a soldier’s memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind.
The show asks: in the midst of the relentless currents of time, what can we take hold of that will go on, that will not be lost? Photographs, scraps of paper, lights in windows, smells of certain fields ground us in place and time but only to the instant that we are awake to them. Ultimately, the play calls us to look, to listen, to speak, to be creators and caretakers of our stories.
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