The Common Heart: A Transcendental Revue
Presented by Pontine Theatre
April 26 - May 12, 2013
THE COMMON HEART
Pontine's Co-Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, premiere an original work exploring the literature, philosophy and legacy of the New England Transcendental Movement. Drawing on works by Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and other denizens of Concord MA during the great spiritual awakening of the 1830's and 40's, THE COMMON HEART evokes an enlightened era when New Englanders sought to throw off their Puritan roots in favor of a closer, more personal communion with the divine essence of the natural world.