April 2013

Photo from A Play of Hours

You ask whether your verses are good. You ask me. You have asked others…. Now (since you’ve permitted me to give you advice) I ask you to abandon all this. You look outside yourself, and that above all is something you should not do just now. Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody. There’s only one way to proceed. Go inside yourself.

--Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

A Play of Hours Poster Image


Alone but not lonely, a score of hermits find themselves together for a night of convocation. Each one hails from disparate times and distant places, but all drawn together, kindred spirits, to create within Goodhart Hall a labyrinth of havens and homes.

Borrowing words from Rainer Maria Rilke, Samuel Beckett, and e.e. cummings, Mark Lord directs this sprawling ensemble in an intricate, spirited exploration of space. Through sound and speech, movement and stillness, A PLAY OF HOURS invites us to ask how we affect space; how space affects us; who we are when we are alone; and how to be alone when there are people watching.