One month closer to the “end” of the Mayan calendar folks! Due to imminent fear that has accumulated, experts met in Merida, Mexico last Friday to discuss the implications of the Mayan long count calendar. These experts, which included internationally recognized archaeologists and anthropologists, stressed that ancient Mayans were extremely interested in events beyond December 21, 2012. Meanwhile, back in Gregorian time, in the past week the Milagro touring troupe took B’aktun 13 from the farthest edge of Washington down to a small rural farming community in Oregon. Senior citizens, immigrants and religious community leaders all weighed in about what they thought about the play and the topics presented in four very different performances. Here are just a few of the comments gathered from our feedback forms:
Intensity was amazing, I didn’t want it to end.
It was so realistic, it made me visualize where they were – I would watch it again!
I enjoyed the energy of the actors! Great storyline.
I liked the magical way in which the characters transformed.
I loved the great mix of themes and issues addressed.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3 we travel to Appleton, Wisconsin. On Thursday we are in Milwaukee and then next week back in Oregon for a performance in Bend. Stay tuned for Mayan calendar updates!