A candle in the window gave them respite - hush, a 'safe-house'. They endured, they lived Garra ...
Live Garra Theatre will open its doors on Thursday, November 11, 2021 with “Dry Bones,” written by Ivy Hawkins.
The play runs through Sunday, November 21, 2021 with performances Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 pm and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm.
“Dry Bones” is a complex story about "returning citizens", their families and the thriving social conditions which they must navigate. Frederick Douglas once said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
The play is focused on family bonds, deep resentments, youth coming of age, and a central theme that addresses the fate of men who are learning to transition back into their communities. The story centers on relationships between an ex-husband and a wife, between a father and a son, and a secret between two brothers.
Eugene Haines’ hopes of a fresh start quickly diminish when a series of unfortunate events unfold, forcing him to address some unfinished business with his estranged father and the infamous and very powerful T-Rex.
The play introduces a support group of men who tell their stories and help each other create better lives for themselves.
“Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” -Ezekiel 37:4
MISSION: Live Garra Theatre, Inc endeavors to employ the cultural arts as a way to address universal social-life issues; to illuminate all facets of a multicultural society; fostering cross-cultural understanding of the many ethnic voices in the community; reinforcing the value of diversity, strengthening the social connections among people. The word "garra" literally means claws -- to hold on and to ‘live Garra’ (Portuguese for prevail) means to go-the-distance and never give up.
As a resident company of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, the organization operates out of the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre as a performance training studio; an incubator for a core repertory of skilled poets, playwrights, and artists, as well as providing a 'safe harbor' for the youth. Live Garra Theatre aspires to fill the void of culturally specific Theatre, preserving the unique legacy of the African-American heritage and contribute to the survival of Black Theatre.