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Ann Randolph's critically acclaimed play, Loveland, premiers at the Arena Stage on March 18. Loveland follows the journey of irreverent oddball, Frannie Potts, as she flies cross-country to attend a family member’s funeral. She breaks down while soaring over the nation’s heartland and Randolph brilliantly portrays a plane full of hilarious characters in a show that is both achingly funny and achingly poignant....
In a windowless room lighted by fluorescent bulbs, eight men in matching navy blue outfits are silently sitting in a circle, waiting for me to speak.
Glancing around nervously, I begin. “Take a deep breath, and let your eyes close,” I tell them, doing the same myself after a moment. “Notice how you’re holding yourself; is your spine straight but relaxed, your shoulders loose, your face soft?”
I take a peek: Everyone’s eyes are closed. Sitting in hard plastic chairs, some concentrate intensely; others slouch. But they all look serious....
The Sacred Journey program is for participants who are deeply curious about or have experience with issues related to aging, illness, or dying. Please join our Introductory Workshop: Sacred Journey-Being Present with Aging, Illness and Dying this Saturday, March 8. This workshop is for anyone who wants to know more about the yearlong Sacred Journey program which begins November 7, and will also stand alone as a path to one’s own natural and genuine compassion.
The deadline for the Sacred Journey yearlong program application is March 16.
See the Washington City Paper article, dated 3/24/2011.