I can only tell you that the audience was so strong, and the setting was so powerful, (high up on the mesa surrounded by pinon pines) that the show seemed to come from some otherworldly place. I had the audience that I had longed for after the long struggle to find them in Los Angeles. Seventy five people spent the hour and a half with me, (it was a little chilly) and for that hour and a half, there was NO wind, NO rain, only the beauty of the sun dropping in the west amongst a few clouds. It was magical. It was 'dangerous' theatre, with a very adventuresome and 'dangerous' audience. Dan, (my brother) ran the tech flawlessly, and I was able to remember all of the new material, (spoken for the first time here). WE DID IT! The show went on!
It wasn't until this morning that I realized how many ghosts and spirits were participating in this event. It was though a great leap of faith had to be covered before they would clear up the sky and let the performance happen. I'm not a warm and fuzzy angel, spirit, ghost, kind of guy, although I believe in them, I don't expect them to always help in a temporal world, but I can speak as a testament, that they were all there, my dad, (whose story I tell), Aunt LaRae, (always around to help) my Grandpa King, (who I evoke as a character), Jesus, (who I arm wrestle with) and even Hamlet showed up, (I take a road trip with him), and although we think of him as a fictional Shakespearean character, he is based on a real historical character, and oh my God did he come to life on this night! My Uncle Pole showed up to play some music with my father, as did all the dancing ghosts of yesteryear, to dance in the church gym for one more time. I would have to say that this performance of this particular show, changed me forever. Now, faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen. Okay, I finally get what that means.
This week, the process starts over again as we prepare for another show at Hills and Hollows, a country store here in Boulder. It will be a little easier to get people to, but no one is promising an easy passage, it could get interesting again, (there isn't a stage.... yet) Oh boy, here we go again!