Thank you to the Groundhog Day cast, creative team, crew, orchestra, and the staff of the August Wilson Theatre.
Thank you for all the hard work, dedication, and love you put into bringing this beautiful show to life.
There is so much more to say and yet no words can do justice to what this show has given me and hopefully many others.
It gave me a place to call home, even if just for a few hours.
It gave me a community on the internet to feel a part of outside of those hours.
It gave me something that made me feel when I often struggle to engage emotionally.
The true beauty of art is the gift it gives us of a place to exist where everything makes sense when the world outside does not. Where you can be surrounded by strangers, yet not feel alone. A place where, when the house lights dim, in that brief moment of darkness and silence, save for the whirring of moving lights as they go to their first cue position, the audience, the actors, the crew, the orchestra, and the house staff, let go of all that keeps us apart and become one. Joining together to find that transcendent synergy which creates the experiences that keep us all coming back for more. They will be carried in our hearts and returned to in times of darkness.
We, audience and performer alike, will all move on into new phases of our lives and I look forward to following the cast and creative team wherever their careers may lead. I will however think back fondly on this show and these characters and the spring turned summer during which I could visit with them.
May the message of valuing the life we are given and the people with whom we share it spread beyond the confines of the theater’s walls to the world at large.
“As for that, the rest is just a test of your endurance. You gotta love life.”
The so-called Islamic State is not what it claims to be. Like the Federal Reserve, which is neither federal nor has any reserves, the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terrorist group that was created by US intelligence and Zionist-allied mercenaries, trained at CIA bases in Jordan, and unleashed on the people of Syria and Iraq to destabilize those countries in service to Israel.
Kevin Barrett, ‘‘Islamic State’ head-choppers: Best enemy money can buy’, Press TV