My favorite line from the play and a quote of Joseph Campbell's is "Myths are public dreams; dreams are private myths." Myths help us to make sense of the world. When there’s an earthquake, thunder, or someone dies, the myth makes sense of the chaos. It explains the lack of logic.
At a time when our country is so divided, the universality of the human experience unifies us. At the core of all human experience, in all of its beauty and ugliness, is the need to have a place in the world. Ultimately this play is about home. We all want to belong somewhere, we all want to feel safe, warm, and loved. Through the episodes of this play we experience what it means to have a home and what it means to be homeless, lost, and wandering. Sadly, many people fall into the latter category. This play champions generosity and hospitality. A message our country needs right now.
Photos by Elizabeth Oltman