Wednesday, October 7, 2009
at Sarofim School of Fine Arts,
Southwestern University, Georgetown
THE FIFTH SUN
by Kinsey Keck & Becca Plunkett
Directed by Becca Plunkett
Heather McGaughey Memorial Hall
October 23 - 24, 8 p.m., October 25, 3 p.m.
The spark for The Fifth Sun comes from the Aztec "Legend of the Five Suns". The legend states that each sun is a period of time wherein there is peace and life on earth. When a sun dies, the world is absorbed in chaos as the gods destroy the world in order to renew it. The Aztecs believed there are only five suns and that we live the era of the last sun.
What if the Aztecs were right? What if we are in the era of the last sun, and a new sun will not take its place? What if this chaos is not followed by renewed stability. The Fifth Sun presents four characters facing a world plagued with death and destruction, four characters that always hope for something better and wait for a new beginning.