Amy Kilpatrick, Glendale resident, is music director for Acacia Theatre’s award winning play “Heaven Sent,” the story of an abandoned girl and the reclusive man who helps her after she unexpectedly appears at his door. Playwright Rick Whelan’s script reveals optimism, hope and character. “Heaven Sent,” is loosely based on George Eliot’s Silas Marner.
All performances will be given in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.
Kilpatrick has a special interest in the music of “Heaven Sent.” She explained, “I have enjoyed studying at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc the last three summers. My work there was in Kodály music pedagogy, which centers on the folk music of a country, and teaching it to its people. So I was thrilled to be able to look at folk music from Appalachia for this play.”
“Of course, I am excited about the Appalachian songs in the production,” Amy says.
In addition to the music, Kilpatrick identifies with the characters, especially Samuel, the main character. She said, “I think Samuel's isolation is a good parallel to the self imposed isolation many people in our current culture experience. Different means, but similar results.”
In “Heaven Sent” sometimes the greatest gift comes in the smallest package. When a young, girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley’s door late one night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character. Be captivated by this story of a troubled man finding love through the simple needs of an innocent child. Winner of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, the play is very loosely based on George Eliot’s Silas Marner.
Performances: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8pm; Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8pm; Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3pm; Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8pm; Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8pm; Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4pm and 8pm; Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3pm.
Single Ticket Information
Single tickets will cost $16, or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Group rates are available in advance for groups of 10 or more. More information is available by calling (414) 744-5995 or visiting www.acaciatheatre.com.
About Acacia Theatre Company
Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com.
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