By Terry Weber
Everyone needs a little break now and then: a little time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. That’s where The WordPlayers’ blog has been for the first four months of 2014. OK, so maybe that’s more than a “little” break, but we are glad to be back! We intend to use this space for commenting on all the ways God is inspiring us, challenging us, rewarding us, breaking us down, and teaching us through this art form called theatre.
Proverbs 15:3 says: “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and good.” (NIV)
In Thomas Ward’s play, entitled KEEPING WATCH, the character of Mike says, “You’re supposed to have somebody keeping watch at all times, you know that.”
For this season’s third and final staged reading at The Square Room, KEEPING WATCH has us wrestling with all kinds of questions and all kinds of emotions. Do we really believe the Lord is always keeping watch over us? If so, what is He thinking and why does He allow us to make so many stupidly funny, or in some cases stupidly tragic, mistakes? Are there some of us, like Mike, who seem to think that while somebody is supposed to be keeping watch at all times, the implication is that there isn’t?
This relatively new play by a talented young writer will make you laugh, squirm, and think. There are no easy answers, but somehow, there is hope.
The reading is 7.30 PM on Monday, April 28, at The Square Room. It’s free, though donations will be gratefully accepted. Food and drinks are available, too.