For 29 days we have reminisced, thanked and celebrated the people and organizations whose support, talent and hard work have made Seven Devils possible. So today, on the final day of our Gratitude Campaign, we're turning the bright, hot spotlight of gratitude on the transformative power of Theater.
In this year, when we've had very few chances to gather in person at all, much less go to the theater, we feel the absence of its power to connect us to ourselves, and to each other, all too keenly.
Theater expands our horizons. It makes us laugh; it makes us cry; sometimes it makes us gasp-- all at once --as if we shared a single breath, a single heart, a single hope. And in that moment we do. How else to explain the theater's magical ability to transport us through time and space simply by lowering the lights and then, with minds and hearts open, raising them again on a new, never-before-realized world created by and for the journey we've agreed to take together.
This year, we are also reminded of and grateful for the adaptability of theater: filmed Broadway productions, live events streaming from all over, rehearsed readings, High School students sharing their work on-line. As history has taught us, you simply can't kill Theater. Other plagues have tried, but none have succeeded. As long as we have stories to share, and we'll always have stories to share, the Theater will be there.
So, until we meet again in the theater, where we can turn off the house lights and bring up the lights on stage we at Seven Devils will continue to be grateful for the power of theater!
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