"I loved it!"
"I have never cried at a theatre performance before."
"It was extremely professional."
"To go from madrigal to rap was incredible."
"If you sear my soul any more, I think I will disintegrate."
"That was challenging and disturbing - I really liked it!"
"Did they REALLY write that in one month?"
"Everyone will see something of themselves in this play: rural/urban, anglo-catholic, evangelical - everyone will see their story somewhere in this play."
"That is the most profound theology I have heard in a very long time."
"There are so many parts that are SO funny!"
"Simple and moving - that was great."
"Absolutely BRILLIANT. Well done, the entire audience was mesmerized. So very many thanks to you all."
"I was incredibly impressed by the performance of the group at GS 2010. I had to watch it through internet streaming so I can imagine it must have been mind-blowing in person!"
"There are no words."
These are just some of the comments received by the cast and production team in the hours after the play. A number of new locations (some tentative, as folks here check on details back home) have been added to the schedule and some further details included about specific times and dates.
Meanwhile, here are a few photos of today's performance:
Judy and Jenny introduce the show.
The opening jazz riff, written by Magdalena
Having our faces on the big screens at the front of the room was a little disconcerting at first, but we just focused on the show ignored the screens. But, we heard that the webcast coverage was great, so the slight awkwardness was worth it.
In a segment called "God is love", a young woman describes how she came back to the church after a long time away, and lots of unanswered questions.
In a powerful scene about St Augustine's third conversion, Karyn is wrapped in a lycra cloth as St Augustine symbolically wrestles - trapped by inner demons.