I know there are a lot of people who just want to rant. I rant sometimes too. I know there are those who obfuscate facts on all sides. And maybe the rank and file (wherever they may be) are scared to even mention peace and acceptance. That's sad. But there IS an aware, acculturated community on both sides that CAN visualize such a blessed condition and I speak to them.
Let the creative souls of Israel and the creative souls of Ishmael come together. Let them present their hopes and aspirations to the world.. in song.. performance and monologue via a review perhaps.
Stage it where the world will see... in New York.. in London..in Los Angeles. There must be inexpensive venues available. I'll bet accomplished writers, composers, stagers, performers, directors would be more than eager to contribute to, or mentor this special thing along.
And I'm not asking anyone to abandon their hope for a secure, independent home.
Simplistic?... Yes... But symbolic and, if the talent's as good as I think it is, quite infectious too.... Like a musical gesture... a first step toward reconciliation.
The title?... Well, that's easy... ISRAEL and ISHMAEL or reverse the billing in some locales. No problem. Donate a percentage of proceeds to bridge building. Hopefully, one day, have a production in Cairo and Dubai too. Security might be iffy, but we can hope.
Bet the ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM goes platinum. Especially if BIG NAMES lend their luster.
Who'd you like to see in it?
Pie in the sky?
Is it time? Are we in a spiritual drought?
Well, soon it's gonna rain. I can feel it... and you're gonna get all wet.
Look, I don't have any cousins in the biz. But if YOU do, ask them what they think.
If we stage it, they will come....
First venue will probably be somewhere easily guarded and secured. I'm not completely naive.
But, maybe a little starry eyed naivete (wow, I spelled it right) is what we need.
And listen to the FUN video up above. That's good too.
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