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I'd Like to Buy an Enemy

February 16, 2011

Ted will be performing as part of CMU’s “Peace it Together” conference. You can view the full conference schedule on their website: http://www.cmu.ca/pit/index.html. Contact Email: abergen@cmu.ca

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One more reason I love my job…

May 1, 2010

One of the great things about my job, other than experiencing the thrills of an insecure career, is the great places I see, and the great people I meet. If that’s the tradeoff, I’ll take it. Indy (hiding behind the wine glass) in WA Over the last number of months I experienced the beauty of both coasts of the US. In the first photo Indy is sitting on the deck of a cabin overlooking the Puget Sound—North of Seattle, Washington. I spent a day and night there with Weldon Nicely, a great friend—wine, fruit, cheese, and stimulating conversation. Indy in Key Largo In the second photo, Indy is watching the sun go down in Key Largo, Florida. A great friend, Kerry Foote, had Jeff and me down for a Tattered & Worn show. We stayed in a lovely home on the bay—amazing view, swimming in the bay—great food and a…

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Fun times with volunteers in NC

April 1, 2010

A couple months ago, Ted & Jeff had the privilege of providing the entertainment for a celebration at newhope church, in Durham, North Carolina. Every year the church celebrates its volunteers with a bash, and we got to perform for them at this year’s event. It was truly an honor for us to be there with this church, and even more humbling were the words from their pastor, Benji Kelley, posted on his blog. Here’s what Pastor Kelley said about the event: “If you are a pastor out there, or a senior leader in the business world, let me tell you about Ted & Company TheatreWorks. I usually don’t do these kinds of endorsements but these guys are REALLY good! Last month, we honored all of the volunteers of newhope church! Plain and simple – without our volunteers our church is nothing. So, we like to throw ginormous parties for…

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On Top of Duane’s Mountain

March 3, 2010

Indy’s at the top of Duane’s Mountain. I don’t know if that the official name of this mountain in Potter County, PA—but that’s what I’ll call it. He’s sitting on the handle of a 4 wheeler. (Good lord, if you’ve never ridden one of these you should!) For the sake of me maintaining my urbane, sophisticated, artist’s sensibilities, I must point out I only do this once a year—but what a rush. This was a weekend away with high school friends, Duane Weaver, Eric Bishop—that would be Dr J. Eric to you (a fourth, Bruce Heavener, couldn’t make it this year). Usually we discuss all manner of issues surrounding religion, family systems, women, missing parents. We stay up late, get up early, whine about our 5o+ year-old bodies, take an occasional 10-mile hike, wonder what we might do over the next 30 years, fret about security, grieve losses, eat poorly,…

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I’d Like to Buy an Enemy…on Monday!

March 1, 2010

We’re excited that on Monday, March 22, I’d Like to Buy an Enemy will be presented in Harrisonburg, VA. This is a hilarious and poignant satire that explores peace, justice, and the American way.  It’s a thought-provoking show which allows us to laugh at ourselves, while raising important questions about the place of the U.S. in the world, why fear is such a large part of our culture and how we can honestly work for peace and justice in this country and just maybe in the world. If you would like to know more about the performance, check out the event on our FaceBook page (and while you’re there, make sure you become a fan!). If you’re in the area on Monday, be sure to join us. And if you’re not in the area, but you’d like to know more about how you can bring I’d Like to Buy an…

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Goin back to Talmage…with Indy

February 1, 2010

Over looking an Amish cornfield—ok, the field’s not Amish, the farmer’s Amish… Anyway, Jeff and Cindy Raught live in Talmage, PA—a town (I don’t think you can even call it a town) in Lancaster County, PA. That’s Lancaster—emphasis on first syllable—swallowed quickly—“langkister.” Talmage does have a post office but with very limited hours—don’t even think about picking up your mail after 4:00. Lois is apt to be cross. (Cross—that’s Pennsylvania Dutch for P.O.’ed.) The area is amazing for bike riding—the rolling hills, lack of traffic, local smells, and calmness that is evoked by a slower paced life in the Amish community is intoxicating. It’s almost a cliché to talk about it, but it just seems different to ride there. I’ve spent many days at Jeff’s house writing and rehearsing. Years ago they turned their garage into a recording studio and rehearsal space—with Jeff ‘s grand piano as a centerpiece. Much…

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