When Brooklyn denizen Keith Bunin dropped by the Rothko Chapel while visiting friends in H-town, it got him thinking. What came of that visit is The Busy World Is Hushed, a drama about faith and family. The story focuses on Hannah (played by Main Street Theaters artistic director, Rebecca Greene Udden), an Episcopal priest who hires a young man to help her write a book on a newly discovered gospel. Their encounter brings up all the issues shes had with her own son over her ardent faith and, in the end, helps her forge a new understanding with him. Directed by Cheryl L. Kaplan, the very same woman who oversaw last years amazing Homebody/Kabul at Main Street, the show sounds wonderfully promising. Whod have thought our little swamp on the Gulf could offer such divine inspiration?
First Thursday-Sunday of every month. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Oct. 31, 2007