New Day Dawning: Finding Hope at the Theatre

New Day Dawning: Finding Hope at the Theatre

Conceived and directed by Chase Bringardner
Musical Director James Mablin
Choreographer Jeri Dickey  

March 2021

 

At the beginning of the semester, we had hope. Hope that cases would lessen. Hope that restrictions and mandates would lift. Hope that our nation might find comfort in our common humanity. Hope that we might rally behind science and strive together to use logic and reason to vanquish fear and despair. Hope that some semblance of normalcy might emerge. Yet we find ourselves still immersed in the middle of dual pandemics and rampant political chaos, mired in the muck of mudslinging, mansplaining, and monstrous mendacities. 

Picking up the proverbial torch from Together Apart, this cabaret embraces what Barack Obama called "the audacity of hope" - "Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us...A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead."

This cabaret dares to envision those better days, to carve out space for what is possible, to dream and plan for a future free from this present. 

 

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"Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us...A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead."

Barak Obama

Last Updated: November 21, 2020