Your Time: The World We Love: A Celebration of Interdependence

  • Arabella Haigh Wilsey —DAN LITTLE

  • Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Amelia Morse. —Kevin Gutting

  • Anna Sobel, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Tim Holcomb, Laura Friedman-Kays, Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Arabella Haigh Wilsey, Beth Fairservis, Olin Katz. —Kevin Gutting

  • Anne Wilsey (dragon) —Kevin Gutting

  • Maple Baldauf —Kevin Gutting

  • Beth Fairservis —Kevin Gutting

  • Tim Holcomb, Arabella Haigh Wilsey —Kevin Gutting

  • Court Dorsey, Lynne Mary, David Roitman —Kevin Gutting

  • 18-foot whale puppet —Kevin Gutting

  • Beth Fairservis —DAN LITTLE

  • Kala Garrido, clockwise from bottom left, Arabella Haigh Wilsey, Olin Katz, and Rosalie Bridge —DAN LITTLE

  • Kala Garrido —DAN LITTLE

  • Arabella Haigh Wilsey, right, and Rosalie Bridge —DAN LITTLE

  • Olin Katz —DAN LITTLE

  • 1. Claudio Garrido (polar bear) 2. From left, Court Dorsey, Lynne Mary, David Roitman 3. Beth Fairservis 4. Olin Katz 5. Maple Baldauf 6. Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Amelia Morse 7. 18-foot whale puppet 8. Beth Fairservis (seated), Anna Sobel, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Tim Holcomb, Laura Friedman-Kays, Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Arabella Haigh Wilsey, Olin Katz, Kala Garrido, Rosalie Bridge. 9. Anna Sobel, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Tim Holcomb, Laura Friedman-Kays, Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Arabella Haigh Wilsey, Beth Fairservis, Olin Katz 10. Anne Wilsey (dragon) On the cover: Arabella Haigh Wilsey

  • 8. Beth Fairservis (seated), Anna Sobel, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Tim Holcomb, Laura Friedman-Kays, Aiyanna Friedland-Kays, Arabella Haigh Wilsey, Olin Katz, Kala Garrido, Rosalie Bridge. —Kevin Gutting

  • Court Dorsey, Daniel Kinsey —Kevin Gutting

Published: 7/7/2016 2:20:13 PM

On Saturday, a cast of larger-than-life puppets led a parade of colorfully dressed characters into downtown Northampton from the north, south, east and west to honor Mother Earth with a festival called “The World We Love: A Celebration of Interdependence.”

A core group of children, working over the last five months, created a play with music and props and with the help of several adults, including director Beth Fairservis of Haydenville, put on the show on the lawn of First Churches.

The narrative, using songs and interactive chants with the audience, takes the viewer from a present-day world heavily dependent on fossil fuels — represented by a dragon shrouded in black and controlled by two “Oil Men” — into a brighter future of collaboration and renewable power which lifts the shroud from the dragon and turns the Oil Men into believers.

Anna Sobel of Shutesbury, dressed all in red as the element of fire, was one of several adults helping to bring the show to life. Sobel also runs her own children's theatre company and said she was excited to join in as soon as she got wind of plans for the project.

“This is my passion — changing the world through activist theater. And this is the most important issue to me at the time — climate change and stopping global warming.”


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