"They know and do not know, what it is to act or suffer.
They know and do not know, that action is suffering
And suffering is action. Neither does the actor suffer
Nor the patient act. But both are fixed
In an eternal action, an eternal patience
To which all must consent that it may be willed
And which all must suffer that they may will it,
That the pattern may subsist, for the pattern is the action
And the suffering, that the wheel may turn and still
Be forever still."
- T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral
If you're not familiar with the play (I didn't even know that T.S. Eliot wrote plays of this kind), do not mistake this for an Agatha Christie murder mystery. The play recounts the murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, but it is much more than its plot. Written just before the start of World War Two, the piece ruminates on sacrifice, faith, challenge to authority, and inner motive.
The show opens Friday, January 30th and runs through Sunday, March 8th. Our performances run Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2pm on January 31st, and it is pay-what-you-can. Seats are extremely limited, so I would recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, here. The show runs around 75 minutes with no intermission.