About the Show:
It's Barbara's own fresh and lively spiritual journey in which she questions and salutes her priest, her husband, and her therapist, quoting Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Campbell, Bishop Taylor and Bishop Spong... Musical accompaniment is by Jeff Sebens. The 45-minute performance has led to thought-provoking discussions wherever it has played.
It has been the focus of a National Episcopal Convention, Diocesan retreats, fundraisers, ecumenical gatherings, churches (even St. Jude's, Cupertino CA), and stage productions.
Barbara's husband Russell, physician-turned-minister, serves at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in Canton, North Carolina.
"The show is a zinger…compelling, authentic, brave" says Frank Levering, D.D., Harvard.
Judith Toy, Buddhist leader, says "intelligent," "spirit fed," "hilarious!"
“Outstanding!”The Reverend Tim McRee, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, called it.
("C-Word" plays first; "Clergy Wife" starts at 3 minutes in)
(Intro: Academics have called it a “post-modern”piece; I have no idea what this means…They say ”it reflects ‘where the church is perched today’.” I hope that means it's relevant.)
To The Reverend Timothy McRee, St.
Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Canton NC
Maybe I can be a Buddha being and a Jesus being at the same time! Maybe I am.
Recently I've brought my work to the Church of the Advocate in Asheville. And to Haywood Street Congregation, where I see this spirit alive: hundreds of
homeless folks and handfuls of housed- all ages, all colors, being nourished by fellowship as well as food.