The Glory Of The World

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The Glory of the World
BY CHARLES MEE
DIRECTED BY LES WATERS
COMMISSIONED BY ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

March 20 – April 12, 2015
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
part of the Brown-Forman Series

A series of toasts to Thomas Merton on the occasion of his 100th birthday erupts into a raucous party. Inspired by myriad points of view on the Kentucky-based Trappist monk, writer and social activist—or pacifist, Buddhist, Catholic, Communist, and more, depending on who you ask—Mee’s exuberant play considers how we can live fully in all our contradictions, and leap into the unknown. A wildly theatrical meditation on happiness, love, the values of solitude and of engagement with the world, and seeking heaven on earth.

Audience Warnings: Strong language and nudity. For mature audiences only.

About the Playwright:
Charles Mee has written five plays—now six—that have premiered at the Humana Festival: Big Love, Limonade Tous les Jours, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, Under Construction, and The Glory of the World. Mee’s plays have been performed at the Signature Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, and other theatres around the country as well as in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Istanbul and elsewhere. All his plays are available on the Internet at www.charlesmee.org. Among other awards, Mee is the recipient of an Obie and the Lifetime Achievement Award in drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Commission supported by the 50th Anniversary NCTF/Ford Foundation Fund for New Work.

The Glory of the World was developed at the 2014 Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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