A wonderful performance

Last evening we saw a wonderful performance of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. In the program notes were comments by the director, Paul Mason Barnes. Included was this statement:

In the year 2009, when religious fanaticism at home and abroad, separation of church and state, and the use of torture as a means to a political end are central issues of our time – and when, as Shaw would have it, the most amount of damage is rendered by the most fearful and least imaginative among us, Saint Joan becomes a transcendent and revelatory play.

Our nation’s policies when given voice to and implemented by “… the most fearful and least imaginative among us, …”  have caused us seemingly unending grief. I sincerely hope that a greater wisdom will prevail as we move forward over the next several years.

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