Date: September 16, 2022
One is never sure how much interest a play to capture the complexity of our past is going to generate. So, it is satisfying to learn that interest is high. Board members, friends of the Seminary, the Mayor of Alexandria – are all coming. It helps that Ryan Rilette of the Round House Theatre is our director and that professional actors are performing. It also helps that people appreciate the moral seriousness of this moment; telling the story of the past is important work. The complete story needs to be told – the good and the bad. Partial stories that make the successors in the present feel good cannot and will not do anymore.
Tickets are still available. Naturally, some people have expressed disappointment that there is a charge. The charge is modest. But the purpose is important: we need to make sure that people turn up. With free events, we typically have 20% “no shows”. The Seminary ends up paying for meals and turning others away because of the “no shows”. This is our small attempt to encourage those who indicate that they are planning to come to make sure that they do actually come.
To learn more about the play, and to purchase tickets, please click here. Thank you for understanding.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President