1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman
Berkeley, California

Arlene Hutton's play celebrates the music and dance traditions of the Society of Believers (Shakers) even as it explores conflict through the eyes of nine women in the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Set in 1838, the play revolves around the tensions that arise when a newcomer to the community begins experiencing visions, and the older members, who have received none, question the veracity of her claims and their own devotion to the Way.

"A moving portrayal of upheaval caused when the utopian existence of an 1830's Shaker community in Kentucky is threatened by the arrival of 'newcomers' claiming to see angels…powerful and insightful…a thought-provoking piece, the message being that often we need not look as far as heaven to see angels here on earth…"
— The Herald

Official Website: http://www.aeofberkeley.org

Added by jereco.geo on September 1, 2009

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