In the beginning

…And then, there we were – but what were we?
We are all alike, and yet so different!

In the Beginning is a different kind of creation story, without words, with masks, music, and a little magic. three fantastic creatures appear in a world of paper. They are connected, but each is drawn in its own direction. One throws itself at the world with a ravenous appetite. Another wants to analyze it. One is simply looking for its wings…

These simple, lovable creatures’ efforts to evolve are at once entertaining, thought-provoking, and playful. A physical and spellbinding performance for ages 6-9 and adults, based on the philosophical and quirky performance The Pocket Oracle.

In the beginning, in darkess, is the word.

But all beginnings are difficult. The creatorcomplains. Tries, fails. Tries again.

At last, there is light. It falls upon a landscape of aborted attempts. Crumpled balls of paper form hills and valleys. Under the surface, something stirs. Life! Three creatures, each with its own purpose: body, mind, and spirit. The great book shows them the way to completeness.

But the umbilical is in the way. It must be cut before they can each move on. Once they are free of each other, they can move forward at full steam.

But their development brings them further and further from one another, and at last they discover that what they need most of all is someone to throw them a rope…