14/04/2018, 7:30 pmat Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House, Stourbridge
A performance by Journeymen Theatre:
And the Beat Goes On…….
Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) has been part of the Quaker way for over three hundred years. It has always taken many forms from the power of the pen, through to practical measures verging on the subversive, and the sheer ingenuity of creative nonviolence.
Its purpose has always been clear: to challenge injustice and inequality, even that which is embedded within law; to oppose war; to speak truth to power. To do these things it may be necessary to unsettle and stimulate, or to put it another way, it’s sometimes necessary to make ‘beautiful trouble’.
And the Beat Goes On…. brings together Quaker men and women who have all in their way made waves and rocked the establishment boat, including the very early Abolitionists, the first known woman hunger striker, a Palestinian Quaker peace activist, and the Trident Ploughshares movement.
Told through sketches and monologues, And the Beat Goes On…. treats its range of characters with a combination of admiration and playful irreverence, in the true spirit of NVDA.
Age range: 16 +
Duration: Approximately 70 minutes
This performance has been commissioned by John and Diana Lampen
There is no charge for performance but we welcome donations for our work with Seir Women’s Co-operative, West Bank, Palestine
Enquiries and bookings: www.journeymentheatre.com
Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House
Scott Rd Stourbridge DY8 1UR