Friday 25 October 2013

What Men Live By

Michaelmas , September 29th, has for centuries been celebrated by various cultures at the time of moving into shorter days and longer nights.  Metaphorically, it is a time to recognise we each have our own inner ‘demons’ of fear, anger, insecurity, jealousy, greed, etc. which we are challenged to face daily.
‘What Men Live By’ is a short story written by Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1885.
This play was chosen as theme to celebrate the Divine in the Human Spirit which helps us face these challenges. Purposely the cast has been drawn from individuals across the Community – residents, senior co-workers, managers and a Trustee of CMKC – as we work on strengthening our Camphil Community.
The cast of the play were:
Voice of God                  Luke Wiseman
Michael                           Miguel  Werneck
Simon                             Jeremy Cooper
Matrena                          Hanne Drexel
Market Woman               Alison Faulkner
Peasant #1                     Thomas Craven
Sheepskin Seller             Lee Surridge
Peasant #2                      Freddy Peeters
Vodka Seller                    David Peddie
Nobleman                        Terry Wilkinson
Servant                             Stuart Andrews
Angel of Death                  Luke Wiseman
Mother                              Tamsin Abram
Narrator for Mother           Shirley Owens
Narrator                            Joan Harris
Co-Directors                      Joan Harris and Jeremy Cooper
Lighting and Sound           Michael Waddell
Twin dolls by                     Joan Harris

Alex Fox

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