As It Is In Heaven
Set during America’s surge of Utopian communities, “As It Is in Heaven” by Arlene Hutton wrestles with belief and doubt in a swiftly changing world
“Probably the most under recorded religious group in American history,” wrote Variety. “The Shaker sect is generally thought of as Amish-like folk who made great furniture.”
“In ‘As It Is in Heaven,’ Hutton captures the wondrous fervor and simplicity of these deeply committed pioneers, who had a small but positive role in the development of the United States.”
Everything changes in the religious community, though, when a non-believer has an ecstatic experience.
Infused with hymns that originated in American Shaker villages, Seattle’s Taproot Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of “As It Is In Heaven,” Mar. 22–Apr. 22, 2023.