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Uncommon Sense from the Canterbury Tales
Sunday, October 29, 2006
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Christ Presbyterian Church, 620 del Ganado Road, San Rafael, CA (Freitas Pkwy exit off 101)
Incorporating masks and music in this unique production by Chaucer & Co., Uncommon Sense: Tales of Melibee & Sir Thopas places us on the brink of war, when a powerful young lord’s family is attacked. Lord Melibee responds emotionally, as most of us would (and did on Sept. 11): outraged at the injustice of the attack on his wife and daughter and filled with a desire for revenge. Surprisingly, his wife, Dame Prudence, herself a victim of this violence, strives to serve as a voice of reason, counseling for peace. The ensuing debate over the appropriate political and/or military response, set within a domestic battleground of emotion versus reason, makes for a deeply compelling and sometimes amusing drama laced with wisdom. Intermingled with the Tale of Melibee are dream-like visions from the Tale of Sir Thopas, in which a love-sick knight battles a 3-headed giant in an effort to win the elf queen of his dreams.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 26, 2006 10:24AM