Presented by Mead Theatre Lab
CHARMING THE DESTROYER
(QUESTIONABLE CHOICES IN THE SEARCH FOR THE SUBLIME)
Written by Ritija Gupta
Directed by Stephanie Garibaldi
Part of CulturalDC’s Mead Theatre Program
Charming the Destroyer (Questionable Choices in the Search for the Sublime) explores our needs, desires, and occasional stumbles in pursuit of the divine. Humorous storytelling and audiovisual episodes take the audience around the world and through many traditions as Ritija discusses how her interactions with the faithful have brought her closer to grace.
Referenced stories include episodes from The Western Wall, a Hindu Pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi, The Vatican, Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, folk tales, and Ritija Gupta’s personal sacred fasting.