Acqua Calda Symbols & Objects

McDermott, Keith
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Gerald's Suitcase

Gerald's elderly suitcase of white leather, inherited from his Grandma Love and damaged during his flight to Italy, represents Gerald's age, and how his capacity for "love" has been damaged in his life up to the point that he arrives in Italy. The narrative is, on some level, a story of how he reawakens to love - not necessarily for another person, but for himself, who he believes he is meant to be, and for the creation of theatrical art, which is a fundamental component of his identity.

"Rivers Saints Space"

This is the name of the theatrical event (not a play in the traditional sense) that renowned director William (Bill) Weiss invites Gerald to be a part of represents three aspects of Gerald's fundamental journey of transformation - nature (including human nature, in turn including sexuality), religion and spirit, and openness, including the "space...

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