An Almost Holy Picture

An Almost Holy Picture

by Heather McDonald

(touring production)

Samuel Gentle, the groundskeeper for the Church of the Holy Comforter, has heard God's call three times. The first was on a walk with his father in a field off the Pamet Roads in Truro; the second was in the aftermath of a terrible bus accident with his friend Ines Castillo while he was minister of a small adobe church about forty miles outside of Albuquerque at the foot of the Cebolletas; and the third was the birth of his daughter, Ariel, covered all over in a white-gold swirl of hair. Samuel has heard this voice but struggles to comprehend its mystery and his own bewilderment at losses in his life. He wants to believe that "grace enters the soul through a wound." In this powerful and moving play Samuel discovers what is most holy. "Ms. McDonald writes in a confident, hypnotic style, woven from simple, cadenced prose and slightly off-center details Audience members who are pursuing their own quests for spiritual comfort in the face of loss will surely find a story here that resonates for them." __ The New York Times This production, performed by THEATERWORK veteran Jack Sherman, will be available in the Fall of 2013. To bring to your city, church or school please contact Paula Olson, best by email: mail@theaterwork.org for information and arrangements. Santa Fe performances: TBA

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