The Greater Seattle Witches Meetup Group Message Board › Aleister Crowley's "Rite of Mercury" this weekend
From October 01, 2010 7:00 PM
Through October 02, 2010 7:00 PM
Broadway Performance Hall
Seattle, WA 98122
Door open at 7pm, curtain at 7:30.
Eleusyve Productions is an amateur theater group based in Seattle, Washington. Our goal at Eleusyve Productions is the presentation of the seven plays comprising Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis as musical theater pieces in a manner that will render them more fully accessible to a broad and discriminating audience, using music, light, dance and drama to enhance the poetry and symmetry of the original works. It is further our goal to make these completed productions available in as many formats and to as many markets as possible, in order to more widely circulate our artistic interpretations of this material.
We invite you to join us for our celebration of The Rite of Mercury. These 2010 productions mark the centennial of Crowley's original public presentation of the material at Caxton Hall in London, and are a part of our continuing effort to present his considerable works in a manner that is equally entertaining and illuminating.
Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, playwright, yogi, and possible spy who exerted a significant influence on modern popular culture. He was an influential member of occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A.:.A.:., and the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). He is known today for his Tarot design, The Book of Thoth, and his magical writings, especially The Book of the Law, which is the central sacred text of Thelema.
I understand there is a reception immediately following the performance at the local O.T.O. lodge Horizon House.