Almost every day we see horrific acts of violence and loss of life in some part of the world. The slaughter of 49 people and the wounding of 53 others at the Pulse nightclub shooting shocked the Central Florida community, bringing this very close to home. Devastating, seemingly random, events like this can challenge our faith in God and humanity.
Each one of us must face some form of tragedy and death within our lifetime. Where can we find answers and comfort? How do we respond to great loss? Is faith still relevant in today’s fractured world? The ADU’s Colloquium Series on Faith and Loss explores answers to these questions and more.
Adventist University of Health Sciences has invited leading authorities on faith and loss to open this topic for the Central Florida community through five unique seminars during their 2016-2017 school year.
Adventist University is offering a unique look at Faith and Loss by partnering with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre with this reserved seating performance of Blackberry Winter.
Reserved seats available for January 19, January 26 and February 2 will sell out quickly, so please reserve yours today. A discussion will follow each performance with a panel of experts.
Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother's slide into the grip of dementia. Vivienne recounts memories of her aging mother and the difficult decisions regarding her care. Interwoven with these stories is an evolving, wondrous 21st century Alzheimer's creation myth -- an origin story about a White Egret who tries to protect forest animals as they lose their memories to a blind, oblivious Mole. Blackberry Winter is a moving, occasionally humorous, and deeply human new work.
If it were a movie, Blackberry Winter would be rated “R.” Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theater.