It’s always fascinating to be a small piece of an enormous work, such as This is Reading. For months, you hear bits and bobs about the grand scheme but focus only on your tiny piece. This past weekend, we saw it all come together at Franklin Street Station.
Colorado Springs is home to many national Evangelical organizations, including Focus on the Family and New Life Church. Civilians artists spent time there investigating the shifting lines between church and state, viewing the city as a microcosm for many issues present in America. The verbatim interviews were used in our play “This Beautiful City,” although those featured in this episode did not make it into the final production. Here, Emily Ackerman plays an elderly pro-life protester, Colleen Werthmann plays an Anabaptist thespian/activist, and Matt Dellapina plays an Evangelical cadet. Alison Weller sings “End Times,” a song written for the show by Michael Friedman.
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