Oscar and I came to life last weekend at The State Theatre in State College, PA. It was a joy to see this idea take human form. Richard Biever, director and collaborator, and I are so grateful to everyone who participated in the production. We did it all together – as a team. Thank you all.
Today’s blog will be brief so you can view photos of the show. Please click here to see photos for the 2.24 and 2.25 shows with the 2.26 to follow shortly. We’ll also post a program from the show within a few days.
Many beautiful memories continue to play in my mind from last weekend’s performances. But the highlight is the sterling silence that embraced our magical “living room at Highland Farm” when Oscar’s words were spoken. Everyone genuinely wanted to hear from this dear wise man whose 28 by 30 inch photo smiled upon us all.
I’ll leave you with one of his quotes, “I know that the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think that it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.”