We are delighted to host a performance of 'Digging the Dirt' by the Multi Story Theatre Company at Street Quaker Meeting, on Saturday, February 17th
Digging the Dirt is a moving mix of fable and political commentary, provoking questions about the world we're making for ourselves.
A couple from a time past try to dig themselves a brighter future whilst a couple from time present face the repercussions of whistle-blowing. The impulse to make the world a better place comes up against the challenges inherent in working together. Rooted in both historical and contemporary events - the C17th Digger movement and the C21st leaking of state secrets - the twin stories twist around each other as the pressure builds. What do you give up in the name of freedom? How far do you compromise to protect your principles?
"A wonderful, thought-provoking, earthy piece of theatre that we highly recommend!”
The Multi Storey Theatre Company have performed Digging the Dirt in studio theatres, fringe festivals, village halls, an historic Quaker Meeting House, a Socialist club and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. They are currently touring Quaker Meeting Houses throughout the UK and we are delighted to host their play in Somerset.
“The best thing I’ve seen in a long while - and a performance that will be of interest to colleagues around the world working in the fields of peace / mediation / human rights - telling a story from the pre-cursors of Quakerism in England to modern day issues of freedom of speech. More interesting questions raised in an hour long show than you could generally shake a stick at.”
Doors open at 7 for 7.30. Performance lasts for 60 minutes with no interval. This will be followed by refreshments and a discussion after the play.
Multi Story Theatre are not charging a fee but hope Friends will contribute to a collection after the Play.
To reserve your seats, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the reviews here - http://www.multistorytheatre.co.uk/DTD/index.htm