On January 28 and 29, 2015, Wednesday and Thursday nights, I performed a one-man show about the year on the road. Even at an audience testing 105 minutes, with no intermission, there was no way that I could capture the entire year in one performance. But I think I was able to capture a number of themes that emerged during that year. These include the great violence that has occurred in this nation and the great, never-ending move toward a more inclusive liberty and freedom. generous response by my friend Vive Griffith. In addition, I will be editing the video that we took of the two performances and including them in the Recent Video section of this blog's landing page. Also you can find the video at YouTube.
And the themes include the ways that friends and family, generations and traditions, make us who we are. Thankfully, the two sold out audiences--over 150 people--were gracious and generous in their response to my first foray into live entertainment. At some point, I will write, I assume, about the process of turning almost 200,000 words of blog posts into 9,000 words spoken at a very rapid pace. But for now let me point out that the two evenings were everything I could have hoped for. Linked here is a
But for now, just let me include some photos and text from the playbill. Knightsmama wrote the text below,which list most of the people with whom we had fairly substantive interactions.
Thanks and Appreciations Along the Road
We are members of a community here in Austin who practice something called “radical hospitality.” We were blessed to be on the receiving end of radical hospitality throughout our year of wonder. Without fail, we experienced the kindness of strangers and family and friends from long-ago who welcomed us with opened arms and made our journey immeasurably richer.
For overall support and holding down the front on the homefront:
Mack “Mackdaddy” Waller
Aimee Estep – our own personal postmistress
William Grant & Kati Luedecke – keepers of the books
Charlotte Gullick & Dreux Carpenter – keepers of art and general detritus of our lives
Polly Monear – general wrangler of Lyman’s professional life, even from a distance
Matthew Daude-Laurents – stepping in and stepping up as interim dean in Lyman’s absence
Mike Midgley – for saying, sure, take off a year, we’ll hold your job for you
Kindnesses above measure on the road, in mostly chronological order:
|Dreux, The Major Dude, and W. Joe|