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Salon Series Finalist: MIRACLE LAKE by Susan Jackson

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[Above: Louis Parnell and Courtney Walsh in MIRACLE LAKE. Photo by Mario Parnell.]

Staged reading of the first Finalist from the 2016-2017 3GT Salon Reading Series, in competition for the 2017 Festival Prize.

Miracle Lake by Susan Jackson.

What happens to the Langdon family after a catastrophic event? MIRACLE LAKE follows their reunion years after Timmy’s accident, and just before it occurs. Lives are drastically changed; hope for a miraculous cure is juxtaposed with reality. Secrets are revealed. Heartbreak. Was there a moment for a miracle that could have saved the family? “No one ever dies at Miracle Lake."

Directed by Louis Parnell. Featuring Courtney Walsh, Nancy Madden*, Heather Gordon*, Louis Parnell,* Aaron Wilton*. *Member, AEA.



2017 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL: 3GT Celebrates RADICAL HOPE & THE NEW RESISTANCE


When the always-prophetic Ursula LeGuin was honored with he National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2014, she foresaw our future as artists today:

Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality.

Like so many of our fellow artists (and fellow citizens), all of us at 3Girls Theatre Company felt discouraged and disenfranchised by the results of the 2016 election. Every year we choose a theme for our annual festival to focus our work and help the community rally around important issues. At our 2017 New Works Festival, we invite you to join us in imagining "real grounds for hope" -- Radical Hope . Our Festival theme, RADICAL HOPE AND THE NEW RESISTANCE, was inspired by an essay by a recent essay by novelist Junot Diaz .

"But all the fighting in the world will not help us if we do not also hope. What I’m trying to cultivate is not blind optimism but what the philosopher Jonathan Lear calls radical hope. “What makes this hope radical,” Lear writes, “is that it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is.” Radical hope is not so much something you have but something you practice; it demands flexibility, openness, and what Lear describes as “imaginative excellence.” Radical hope is our best weapon against despair, even when despair seems justifiable; it makes the survival of the end of your world possible. Only radical hope could have imagined people like us into existence.

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