Raising a Glass to the New Year!
“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”
I think this quote from author and cultural anthropologist, Ralph Blum, is somehow fitting wisdom to help us embark on this fresh new year. So much of what we thought would always be there for us, suddenly wasn’t in this past year. We took for granted that we would be able to plan trips, events, dine with friends at restaurants, visit wineries, see shows. And we must acknowledge that even more tragically, some livelihoods and loved ones were no longer there either.
Yet, in spite of this hardship, and most likely because of it, I can’t count how many times I have heard how grateful people are for what they have. These obstacles have engendered new attitudes and new ways of thinking.
The same sentiment is embraced by all of us at Theatre Bacchus. We are so grateful for our audiences who have stuck by us during this trying time. We thank you for joining us for Theatre of the WINE for both our “Evening With Poe” and “A Christmas Carol” radio shows. Our audiences almost doubled from the first to the second show, and we look forward to sharing another wonderful show with you in March.
In developing this new way of delivering theatre, we have established new relationships with wineries and voice actors, and reached audience members even beyond Ontario and Canada itself. More reasons to be grateful.
We hold fast to the promise of live theatrical productions in Niagara as soon as possible. Although we don’t know exactly when that will be, we have renewed hope that the time is coming! Until then we will continue to plan virtual events to bring to you until we can safely clink our wine glasses together in person.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King Jr.