Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler Arts Center
Play by Wesley Sacik, adapted from the novel by Alan Lightman
A Dramatic Reading directed by Janet Allen
“In the beginning,” the book of Genesis tells us, “God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis describes the six-day process, but like humankind’s other creation stories, it overlooks crucial details. MIT professor Alan Lightman remedied that omission in his 2012 novel Mr. g and Suffolk University professor Wesley Savick adapted the book for theater. It’s a lighthearted but sobering romp.
Lightman also creates captivating characters who fashion and discuss the nature of creation from out of the formless Void. From Mr. g to Aunt Penelope who holds the universe in her lap, and Uncle Deva who is concerned that our universe has a soul, to the dark uninvited visitor Belhor, the play is a captivating dance of creation and its meaning.
The performance is presented in collaboration with the Butler/Christian Theological Seminary Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts seminar and Indiana Humanities.