by dr. temi (brodkey) rose
Lilly --------Alison Saltz
Michael -------------Craig Rising
Barbara ------------ Marina Lutz
Marianne ----------- Michele Fulves
Joshua ------------ Lloyd Goodman
Art History Professor --------- Joel Baird
Performance Artist -------Elena Bayrock
Circles of Light takes place during Halloween, 2001 - Halloween celebrates the end of summer and the return to the dark. Halloween is the Celtic New Year, the dark twin of Beltane (May Day). A time for ghost stories, tarot card readings and scrying. A time when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is permeable, and the cyclicity of time is a tangible reality.
Circles of Light is the first of a trilogy of plays: Topography. Topography #2: Shadow Tag. Topography #3: Sympathetic Resonance. These plays all concern male/female roles and relationships in their extremes. The plays are highly stylized though the style is hard to categorize, a combination of surrealist, impressionist, feminist, and romantic-idealist.