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‘The Secret Lives of the Divine,’ poignant comedy for everyone

There is a new show coming to town at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts in September.

Regional writer and performer Sarah Syverson is bringing her one woman comedy show, “The Secret Lives of the Divine,” to Pagosa Springs starting Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 18

The show has something for everyone, featuring a dozen different characters portrayed by Syverson, who never leaves the stage during the entire show.

“The Secret Lives of the Divine” is about our humanity, our deepest aspirations and the diversity of paths we take to find our way home to ourselves. Using humor as a bridge, Syverson vividly brings to life each character, from Henry, a 6-year-old little boy struggling with imaginary monsters underneath his bed to Jamal, an Indian Guru working for QWest to pay the ashram bills, to Stella, a 65-year-old Jewish lady attending her first Zen Buddhist retreat. These are just a taste of the faces that show up throughout the performance.

Syverson drew on a long and diverse history of spiritual practice to write “The Secret Lives of the Divine.” She grew up with a predominately Lutheran heritage and spent her college years at a Jesuit university following priests and nuns around. She has also spent a great deal of time sitting earnestly in the pews of Methodist, Episcopalian, and Universal Unitarian churches, as well as taking her time on the meditation cushion at a Zen center in California. Through all of her experiences, she has had an ever-present desire to understand the commonality we all share to live a meaningful and vibrant life.

The show has played to sold out theaters throughout Colorado and promises to be a real treat for Pagosa audiences seeking meaningful, inspiring and fun-filled entertainment.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. “The Secret Lives of the Divine” runs Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 2313 Eagle Drive.

More information can be found at www.pagosacenter.org or by calling 731-SHOW.

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