Sunday, November 29, 2009

Within the Penumbra


Within the Penumbra By F. D. Schultz

Most of what you see tonight is in the shadow, in silhouette, in twilight, dawn ... within the Penumbra. Most of life happens as T.S. Eliot writes in "The Hollow Men":
"Between the conception / And the creation
Between the emotion / And the response
Falls the Shadow / Life is very long"

We yearn for freedom. The freedom to seek the truth though truth is never what it seems. Conceived in a world of order, rules and laws we choose between friendship & betrayal, between security and adventure, between the authorities of love & wrath into hope & despair ... within the Pneumbra.

Follow the cast & playwright caught in the eternal mysterious spirit world in the time of Pandora's Box on a journey towards that moment where nothing is left but to stand face to face in affirmation or regret ... yes or no ... within the Pnuembra.

Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past. / If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
- T.S. Eliot BURNT NORTON
(No. 1 of 'Four Quartets')