A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters passionately and compassionately wrestles with the question: "How does faith both unite and divide us?"
"A Long Bridge gently yet persuasively suggests we're all somehow connected... and by the end, the audience has been led to realize... 'I'm made up of all that's come before me.'"Los Angeles Times
"James Stills' lovely collection of vignettes is a tone poem to...cultural and spiritual diversity."LA Weekly
"Filled with compassion and respect for all viewpoints, A Long Bridge is a rare find -- a play that can enlighten and entertain virtually everyone."The Daily Breeze
A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters (large-cast version) Script
A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters passionately and compassionately wrestles with the question: eHow does faith both unite and divide use and explores the often invisibility of faith, how we make unconscious assumptions about one other based on religion, and how often those assumptions are wrong. Inspired by oral histories, community events, and the circular structure of Schnitzleres play La Ronde, the playes 10 scenes include a Native American woman who teaches ESL to a class of immigrant senior citizens; two astronauts in crisis far away from home and searching for common ground; a man who meets the woman who received his motheres transplanted heart; and a journalist who interviews a family whose son has been killed in Iraq. A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters traces a joyous, restless and surprising path through a wide-open spiritual and American landscape. It is both intimate and epicean expansive panorama that stages an interlocking chain of unexpected encounters between contemporary communities of faith. This play was the final play in Los Angeles-based Cornerstone Theater Companyes nationally acclaimed four-year Faith Based Theater Cycle. Unit set. Approximate running time: 2 hours.