Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All of the Above

Over the weekend we got out to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to see A Bright New Boise.  And while I don't think I want to turn this into a blog of theater criticism, there were some fun arts and crafts projects happening in the lobby before we entered the theater.
The play is set in the break room at a Hobby Lobby in Boise, where the peace is broken when the employees start talking about their beliefs.  And so, the conversations starters in the lobby incorporated pony beads, rubber stamps, popsicle sticks and styrofoam wreaths.  We attended during the last week of the run, so the little questionnaires were well covered with their crafty answers.

Of course, I'm filing these ideas away for use in a Sunday school class.

As for the play--it was incredibly well done, and raised enough questions to make for good after-viewing discussion.  But, like the questions posed in the lobby, it assumed that each person has just one answer to these questions.  One character was ready for the apocalypse, one believed in art, one believed in the marketplace.  I don't think that's how most of us operate--certainly not anyone I'm interested in talking with.  So I enjoyed putting a white, green, yellow, and red bead into the canister above. 

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