I was so inspired by Caroline Prugh's beautiful new play BETWIXT THEM MADE, that I wanted to share the production's program notes as this week's theatre quotes. Enjoy!
The title comes from a 1928 marriage blessing… “That they, living faithfully together, may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant betwixt them made…and…remain in perfect love and peace…
-from Caroline Prugh, Playwright
There has been a great deal of talk in our country recently about marriage, and specifically about who should be allowed to get married. And there is a contingent of people who argue that there should be restrictions on marriage in order to “protect” it. What they are right about is that marriage is precious and should be honored. What they are wrong about is what marriage actually is. Marriage is not just between a man and a woman, it is not just a legal agreement, it is not just about children or even about God. True marriage is a partnership, a covenant made between two - any two - people who agree to get down in the trenches together and love one another even in the most unlovable moments. At least that's what I believe. And that is what this play celebrates - in both its moments of joy and sorrow.
-from Cat Miller, Director