Okay, it’s time to get serious. Before you talk about miracles and magic, let's have a good cold look at what happened in No Man's Land between British and German troops, December, 1914. Before you grab the Kleenex or get all teary and sentimental, you should remember that perfectly good reasons explain why peace broke out amidst war, why, for one unforgettable Christmas, a battlefield became an enchanted cartoon.
Be reasonable. The magic of that moment is perfectly explainable.
Something happened way back when, a crime long gone from the memories of anyone downtown Hawarden today. Probably never made the Sioux City Journal, but everyone in town, circa 1895, had to know because when the mighty fall the crash is as momentous as it is memorable.
This man was of high standing, among the pastor’s closest friends, a saintly man caught with his hands in the till, grabbing a fortune more than a few buffalo nickels. That good man’s fall affected a precocious little girl for the rest of her life, a child who became a novelist and never forgot.
For their Projects of Hope, Lamb Arts Regional Theatre presents "Metamophoses," May 6. The play brings Ovid's tales to life, and this first night of its run will help to breath a little life into art as all proceeds benefit the Sioux City Art Center. Lamb's Russ Wooley and the Art Center's Erin Webber-Dreeszen joined SPM's Gretchen Gondek.