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Ah, Wilderness! Directors Notes

June 9, 2011 - 8:56 AM

This is a guest blog post by Ah, Wilderness! Director Theodore Swetz


Eugene O’Neil referred to Ah, Wilderness!  as “a sort of wishing out loud.” The Miller family of 1906 is held together with a special love of acceptance. And, in this ideal family, there still are moments of aloneness, great sadness and absolute silliness.  But most of all there is a wish, and that wish is pure and simple: a wish for a sense of place, inclusion, and love. 

Living in the world of 2011 I find myself at times aching for a simpler time.  A time that is not dominated by electronic superficiality.  A time when humility and responsibility are valued, and a time when we are encouraged to struggle with big ideas as we forge an intimate commitment to each other.  Can you hear it?  Can you hear me wishing out loud?

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