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THE LONELY PEOPLE is the fourth in the WITHOUT A VOICE series at
Smith's Alternative in Canberra. It features beautiful music of The
Beatles, some performed live by Damien Foley; some extracted as
significant incidental music and some played over the top. Songs such
as ELEANOR RIGBY, IN MY LIFE, and GIRL will generate memory and familiarity.
doesn't have to be a disciple of Richard Dawkins to appreciate the
essence of uncertainty. While many people find comfort in the words
of ancient books and the rituals constructed by their followers,
others have come to realise how uncertain our existence really is;
how all the competing certainties of cultures and world views have
provided a sort of ghetto tendency towards engagement with each other
and the universe.
A VOICE 4 is essentially a ceremony that is interrupted by an
unwanted stranger; the ritual is disturbed and leads to personal
challenge. Like the Guest in Coleridge's RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER,
the audience and other characters at this ceremony are invited to see differently.
A VOICE 4 is the first for the year and is going to continue every
two months throughout 2014. Each will evoke something of the
"shadow" in the cultural psyche; that dark and unseen force
that determines so much of what we imagine to be 'free will'. While
religion and science can only access what is either pre-determined or
essentially observable, art can speculate and dance with
uncertainties and conflicting scenarios through metaphor and the
hypothetical. It cannot claim to be right in its conclusions and can
only indicate possible gravitations and tendencies. It proclaims the
imagination to be prime in people's assessments of their lives and
responses to given circumstances; a direct and spiritual engagement
unencumbered by limited and competing dogmas each claiming sole
possession of truth. WITHOUT A VOICE works within this ambit.
House PITS seeks performers and audiences for such explorations
within literature, art, music and ideas . . . WITHOUT A VOICE is not
conventional theatre. WITHOUT A VOICE is a self contained venture
into an aspect of the cultural and personal psyches. WITHOUT A VOICE
4, All The Lonely People promises to be an entertaining yet thought
provoking stab in the night with unexpected consequences.
very limited seating and legal requirements for such limited
occupancy, it is essential that pre-bookings be made for the event.
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