Thursday, January 7, 2016

The mystic, the monk and the play brought to you by Powerball

By Mike Paulson
Roy Cockrum, left, the producer of “The Glory of the World,” with the director Les Waters, center, and the playwright Charles Mee. Josh Haner/The New York Times
An unusual stew of ingredients, some onstage and some off, has resulted in this strange spectacle’s move from Kentucky to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which, beginning Saturday, Jan. 16, will present “The Glory of the World,” a new play by Charles Mee that takes a silence-and-strife-filled look at the life of Thomas Merton, the 20th-century American Catholic thinker who “remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people,” as Pope Francis put it in an unexpected shout-out during his address to Congress in September. [link]
Cast members