It is with great joy that we announce our 2019 spring performance, “Hinds’ Feet on High Places,” that will be performed on Saturday, June 8th at 2pm & 6pm at The Capitol Theatre in Lebanon.
We are overjoyed to bring our first full-length ballet based on the book by Hannah Hurnard.
In Scotland there’s a valley dominated by a people known as Fearings. As long as anyone can remember they’ve been a people dominated by fear and live lives of dread and misery. A young woman named Much-Afraid comes into the employment of the Chief Shepherd from a faraway land and while tending his flocks she is approached by the wily young man, Craven Fear. Intent upon marrying her, Craven Fear enlists the help of all her relatives to entrap her into a life where she would never have hope of escaping the dark valley. This is a dreadful situation and she is found in tears by the kind shepherd who tells her that she does indeed have a choice and that she doesn’t have to live a life of fear forever. She must go to the High Places where none of her fears can get to her! The journey is harder than she ever expected and she is assailed by deceptive Fearings all along the way as she’s guided by the mysterious women, Sorrow and Suffering. In this action packed adventure she meets the wise people of the mountains, battles with the dark winds of loneliness, meets songbirds, wildflowers, towns filled with dancing villagers, and pilgrims also in the Shepherd’s service. But will she be able to make it? The Shepherd is nowhere to found and except for the two women guiding her it looks like he was lying, that he’s forgotten about them, that it was all a trick. But he promised to make her feet like hinds’ feet and slowly she is getting stonger, she is growing, and she is able to see that fear is a liar. Fear is the killer of her hope, her joy, her life. And for the first time she is able to look Fear in the face, to stare it down. She is learning to trust. She learning to scale the mountains though she’s tired and bleeding. She is learning to see with new eyes. Love with a new heart. She is becoming a new woman. •
”Hinds’ Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard is used with permission from CMK UK.