Sunday, May 10th, 2015
evening, we had been practicing for the drama, “Blue Mystic”. I usually experience miracles through
transcendental theatre projects such as this.
A young man,
Shaun, 18, from Toronto that was going to play the ‘Mystic’, Himself, just
returned from a trip to India and came back with a serious ear infection. The prospect of his playing the part fell
through. So, as my Hindu friends would
say, “When there is a puzzle or a peril, ‘What to do?’”.
usually have in mind, some understudy or a backup person to depend on,
in case. I am always looking, hunting
you might say, for fresh talent. On my
last trip to Michigan, I met a young man named Jake, with a decent build
and height. With long, but well groomed hair, and with a
kind of a boyish face. He also told me
that he has a martial arts background. I
had determined from my first meeting him that he has a good nature and
able. In other words, he would be able
to take directions quite well. He agreed
for the part. And that is what I call a
miracle. And I didn’t have to look too hard.
the day for our performance at the Palace Lodge at the New Vrindavan
community. Yadhunath and company from
New York, had just completed their comedic and serious drama pieces which very
much moved the audience. Then our troupe
came on. Shortly thereafter, I announced
my walk for September retracing the route our guru, Srila Prabhupada, took when
he first arrived in America.
went on. “Lights”, “Camera”, (yes,
someone was filming unofficially), and “Action”. The actors did a near stellar performance
(It’s never perfect, is it?). The
implementation of storm and star effects was well executed and so was the
ballet by Balaram. And there was a good
fight at the end with the victor, Krishna, The Blue Mystic, inspiring and
arousing the audience.
leaned – work hard, and for Krishna.
Source be with you!