Monday, July 31, 2017

THE FOURTH MESSENGER
  AT  NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL 2017


A young woman journalist -Raina—sets out to discover whether a celebrity guru Mama Sid is a fraud or the real thing.  This is her big chance for the big story!

Nancy Anderson is stellar as  Sid, the mysterious mystic. Samia Mounts as Raina is strong in her determination to uncover  the truth.  Together they unfold what is a story bigger than each of them. 

The excellent cast play multiple roles of “The Human Experience” in what follows the retelling of the classic story of the celebrity teacher of all time. Kudos to all:  Alan Gillespie (Sam/Delilah/Bread), Jacob Hoffman (Derekh/Yasha), Josh Powell (Mike/Sunny), Cali Elizabeth Moore (Harmony/Water), Terry Palasz (Clara/Hag), Faith Sandberg (Myra/May), Matt Hetherington (Andy). 

They keep the story —with “Sid’s Temptations”  with its mix of suspense and inspiration moving along to the inevitable punch line that : "The Truth Must Come Out.”  

  Sid —that’s short for Siddhārtha Gautama aka Buddha who lived in the  6th century BCE.   SPOILER ALERT!   Buddha left his wife who died and his small son.