Since I know that many of you who read this will not be able to be present tomorrow I thought I might post a thought or two about my "performance."
I am still having trouble with the order (i'm considering moving the first story to the end and the last story to the beginning) and I would love any opinions. Even if you read this later I could still use opinions since I plan on using this show in the future.
I thought I would start with a family story about my grandmother and use it to explain why I am doing what I am doing. Next I will tell The Willing Bride of the Lindorm King to illustrate the roles women play in each other's lives. Then I will tell a version of Ruth and Naomi focusing on how the women were interdependent. Finally I will tell another personal story called "How I got my Bed" which I have modified a little to focus more on my relationship with my mother and the things she has given me.
Here's the prob- Elizabeth Ellis says that a good way to shape a program is to follow this pattern- Haha, Aha, Ahh, Amen. That means a funny story, a story with an element of suprise, a story which confirms human truths (i'm not sure if I am explaining that right, but normally a bible story fits in here), and a story to which all can agree that life should be lived that way (Elizabeth's Tam Lin and Byrd Janet is a good example ecause of the way it ends.)
My First story isn't remotely funny, my second story is a little funny, but it's more of the Ahh! type- maybe? My third story fits, but the last story is kind of funny and light- it would need some tweaking to be an Amen story- although I guess I am tweaking it anyway.
Like I said in the beginning- the creative process can make for apretty bumpy ride. I know that a lot of you might not understand this at all, and maybe i'm just trying to think through everything, but if you have opinions or questions, feel free to ask.