This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.
As another convicted criminal comes to Broadway tonight, I wonder about the role theatre plays, as therapy, as career, as vehicle. Can people transcend their past, can they come to terms with it, and will audiences accept them if they do? Or are we always in the jury box, dozens upon dozens of angry men and women all, rendering our own particular verdict?
Over time and through tribulation, people have learned to eat their hunger -- to exploit a period of foodlessness for the invaluable experience it can offer.