Keeper of Consequences; Premiere

Ever wonder why the perspective of certain stories are so off-putting? Take the Bible for instance. There are times when common sense seems to take the back seat and we the reader are left to assume that, ‘this is divine’ or ‘of course this makes sense; it’s in the Bible, why would I question this?’ The Keeper of Consequences takes stories from the Bible that align with or originate in other cultures and retells those tales through dance. Sometimes the portrayal given is point-blank re-enactment. Other times certain details are swapped out from the original source material to highlight the absurdity of the situation- and the situation is that we are looking back to an ancient book that is essentially some person’s fanciful rendering of incredibly flawed humans for guidance on how to behave and all in the name of ‘God’. This is not a critique on Christianity as a religion. This is a look at the stories of a book that has guided the way numerous people have shaped their lives and ideals over centuries- though, with a twist. In this twisted view, the story of who screwed up what is not so clear. Our characters are: Lilith (Adam’s rarely mentioned FIRST wife), Eve (NOT just a vapid troublemaking homemaker), Cain (the original purveyor of ‘boys will be boys’), and Goddess (in most pantheons, the Mother Goddess figure is incredibly important and not just relegated to the position of the ‘The Church’. In this story, God created the world, She created the universe). This is about so much more than a bloody apple. This is an alternative perspective, consequences, and the people who keep them.

The Keeper of Consequences Original Cast:
Caroline Yost as Eve – Greta Campo as Lilith
Erika Langmeyer as The Universe – Juan Michael Porter II as Cain
Hailley Laurén as Goddess – Lorenzo Pagano as God

The Keeper of Consequences Premiered at Dixon Place Theatre on May 16th, 2012
Created and Directed by Juan Michael Porter II
Associate Choreographer: Caroline Yost
Original Music by Yasuhiko Fukuoka
Costumes by Zachary Alexander
Visual Art Work by Timothy Jackson Arbon