Ancient festivals served as markers for human progress, celebrating the passing of time and the progression of the community. Although seasonal changes, harvests, and rites of passage are not the focus of today's festivals, these celebrations still provide a forum for assessing a community's evolution. Søren Kierkegaard wrote, "Life must be lived forwards, but understood backwards." Time passes. The minutes tick away. Money is counted. Wars are waged. But when confronted with a stage, we are asked to suspend not only our disbelief but also our... More >>>