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Rick Blue and Lindsay Crouse 2014 The Year Of Coming Home and Giving Back

Exciting news from Rick and Lindsay in this year of coming home and creating an incredible community spiritual center in the heart of Gloucester’s Downtown.  We speak about the new center and what’s new for this year’s Summer Retreat.

Click to watch the video below and follow the links for more info-

www.thesummerretreat.org

http://www.wisdomsheart.org/

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“Helping people to see is the transformative power of theatre” – Benny Sato Ambush, director, Driving Miss Daisy

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Lindsay Crouse as Daisy Werthan and Johhny Lee Davenport as Hoke Coleburn
photo Gary Ng

I’ll bet there are many people, who read GMG regularly and have not seen any of this season’s plays at Gloucester Stage.  If you’re one of those people, you’ve got until next Sunday (9/22) to rectify that situation.  And it’s the perfect week to do so because Driving Miss Daisy is the best production of this excellent season.

Let’s start with the play itself.  “Driving Miss Daisy” was written by Alfred Uhry, who is the only playwright ever to win an Oscar, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize.  Perhaps you saw the 4-time Oscar-winning movie starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.  If you haven’t, I suggest you wait until after you see the play at Gloucester Stage (get tickets here).  The play is much more powerful.

Gloucester Stage’s production of Driving Miss Daisy stars Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse (who has appeared in dozens of films, including 3 of my favorites: The Insider,  Being Human and The Verdict),  Johnny Lee Davenport and Robert Pemberton — all of whom give stellar, riveting performances.

We saw the play on Sunday with our ten-year-old son, John.  He was skeptical.  While reading the playbill before it began, John complained that it couldn’t be interesting with only three characters.  “But I loved it!” he exclaimed after it was over.  “It’s a great life lesson.”
  “What lesson would that be?” I asked.
   “Don’t be mean. You’ll regret it.”

We stayed for the “Talk Back” with the actors and director, during which Lindsay Crouse profoundly elaborated on that very concept, describing her character, Miss Daisy, as struggling to forgive herself after having pushed blame off onto others in her life.

Near the end of the Talk Back, director Benny Sato Ambush responded to a comment from the audience about how the characters faced their fears by noting the root of the Greek word for theatre is θεάομαι (theáomai, “to see”) and seeing the root of your fears helps you overcome them, saying “Helping people to see is the transformative power of theatre.”

Bravo!

Whether you’re 10 or 100, seeing Driving Miss Daisy at Gloucester Stage will be a transformative experience for you.  And if you live on Cape Ann, you can get half price tickets on Wednesday & Thursday.  Call the box office 978-281-4433!

Video- The Summer (of teaching) With Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay stopped down the dock to talk about the many opportunities to listen to her teachings including one at The Hive on the 26th, The Summer Retreat, Amesbury, New York, Rocky Neck Cultural Center and Rockport.

She will be at The Hive 11 Pleasant St Gloucester April 26th 7-9PM to give her talk- “Creative Where It Counts” Listen to the interview for more info-

For more info- www.thesummerretreat.org

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VIDEO INTERVIEW- THE SUMMER RETREAT 2012 PREVIEW WITH LINDSAY CROUSE and RICK BLUE

click below for the interview

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The eight annual Summer Retreat is just a couple of months away!

For More Info- www.thesummerretreat.org

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The Retreat is a rare opportunity for people to take a break from their busy lives and experience something wonderful. It’s a chance to:

Rest and revitalize with life-changing happiness teachings from world-class teachers and master practitioners – including the amazing Lama Marut, author of A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life.

Enjoy meditation, yoga at all levels and community in the beauty of pastoral New England.

Understand how to live in happiness for six days…so you can be happy the rest of your life.

The retreat is led by Lama Marut — an American Buddhist monk whose teachings are both profound and completely engaging. He will make you laugh. He will make you think. He will probably change your life.

You can check out his podcasts – including podcasts from last year’s Summer Retreat – on iTunes.

Thanks to Joey and Good Morning Gloucester for supporting the Summer Retreat!

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Living Simply/Simply Living talks at Woodman’s 8/23 and 8/24

I’m hoping to go.

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Hi Joey,
If people were intrigued by your Recovering Silence Retreat interview with Lindsay Crouse and would like to know more about Buddhism Lama Marut style, they can check out two public talks scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week.  Lama Marut will be giving Living Simply/Simply Living talks at The Essex Room at Woodman’s on 8/23 and 8/24, 7:30 to 9:30pm. Admission is by donation. His talks have something for everyone. No Buddhism membership card required. Two hours for two days. Small amount of time, big return. Simplify your life and be happy. Maybe we’ll even see you there! Or, if you’re too tired to make the drive, you can watch on Ustream: www.ustream.tv/channel/lama-marut-living-simply-simply-living-essex-ma
Many thanks for the laughs,
Stacey

Woodmans 2009

Recovering Silence Retreat- THE WAY TO FREEDOM AND A GENUINELY HAPPY LIFE

Summer Retreat The - Recovering Silence, meditations and teachings in silent retreat setting

MEDITATIONS ON TRANQUILITY
THE WAY TO FREEDOM AND A GENUINELY HAPPY LIFE

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Meditation and Teaching Retreat with Lama Marut, Rich Blue and Lindsay Crouse

THE SUMMER RETREAT 2010
TEACHINGS AND MEDITATION IN
A SILENT RETREAT SETTING

AT THE GOVERNOR’S ACADEMY
Byfield, Massachusetts
AUGUST 25TH – AUGUST 29TH
Email | 978.879.8432
Secure Online RegistrationSecure Online Registration available
Led by Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Lindsay Crouse and Rick Blue

In this complex, frightening time, each day we’re anxious scared, and tense.
We worry that our fears will hurt our health, and run in circles looking for relief.
There’s just no place to rest.

These five days are tailor-made for this.
Being silent is an act of kindness to yourself, and meditation is a place to rest.
But finding peace is not for you alone. Above all it can be a way to live.

Secure Online RegistrationSecure Online Registration available now

Questions or requests, please contact:
Claire Franklin 978.559.1263 / Alison Landoni 978.879.8432

A Great Interview With Lindsay Crouse Coming Tonight At 6PM

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of talking with and interviewing Lindsay Crouse at Sailor Stan’s.

Lindsay, if you didn’t know has acting credits on Internet Movie Database going all the way back to the 70’s, was nominated for an Academy Award and starred in a film which is one of my favorite films of all times- House of Games with Joe Mantegna.

This interview was one of my favorites out of over 1000 that I’ve done and right up there with The Bobby Bobskill Chronicles (must see for any GMG Fan).

Now if you’ve been following along for the past couple of years you know I have a certain interviewing style in which I like to put my subject at ease and the editing I do usually consists of putting titles, credits and a few key transitions (fades in and out). What I like most about my interviewing style is that I’m not afraid to mess up and point out my glaring mistakes mid-interview. While I could easily edit the mistakes out, the honesty of leaving them in and letting my subject know that I’m consciously going to leave them in lets them know that I’m not trying to take what we do here too seriously and the point is for us to have fun and get the message across.  To that end I think we succeed.

The interview with Lindsay is a classic example of this style and an example of the contrast of how some people who run TV studios will fuss over lighting for 45 minutes and try to control every single element of the interview and end up actually detracting from a great interview. When the subject is so nervous about making everything so technically perfect the message doesn’t resonate nearly as well as our gonzo style of letting it roll -mistakes be damned.

You can take your $10,000 cameras, you can spend 45 minutes on lighting and makeup, you can have a team of editors and dress it up with some crazy post production effects- Give me my $250 Sony HD camera with a tripod and let me roll- it’s gonna be gold baby!

It didn’t hurt that Lindsay is about the least pretentious warm hearted people that you’d ever want to meet.

Our interview yesterday was one of my favorites despite flying coffee creamer cups, diesel trucks passing by and drunken interruptions.

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Below is a clip from House of Games, rent it if you can-

and don’t forget to come back tonight at 6

Lindsay Crouse shows her ‘Table Manners’ as Gloucester Stage opens for season

Gloucester Stage’s 2010 season kicks off on June 17 with “Table Manners,” a heartbreakingly hilarious reunion of adult siblings and their spouses and the first play of Alan Ayckbourn’s infamous “The Norman Conquests” trilogy. The play runs through July 3 at the theater, 267 East Main St., Gloucester.Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, the production features the return of Academy Award nominee and Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse to Gloucester Stage as she joins an all star cast of Boston actors featuring Richard Snee, Barlow Adamson, Sarah Newhouse, Jennie Israel and Steven Barkhimer.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. from June 17-19, June 24-26 and July 1-2, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. on June 19, June 26 and July 3 and Sunday performances at 4 p.m. on June 20 and June 27.

Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. is An Evening of Theatre and Fireworks. The performance will be followed by a party and special viewing of the Gloucester fireworks. There is no performance on Sunday, July 4.

The 3 p.m. Saturday matinee on June 19 is a special Pay What You Can matinee.

A limited number of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 p.m. performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase half price tickets for $18.50. Advance reservations are strongly suggested on Cape Ann nights.

Following the Sunday, June 20 4 p.m. performance, audiences are invited to a free post show discussion with the artists from “Table Manners.”

For information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit gloucesterstage.org.