Knickknacks on His Knee

Acting and technical improvisation for characters in progress: A Pilgrim and his pets, the tiny disembodied heads of a nun, a monk and an ancient priest. I am at the very beginning of working out the relationships and conflicts in the story. A Pilgrim is a drifter who goes from town to town earning money as a gardener and as a busker, mostly singing Negro Spirituals. He has very few possessions but the most precious one is an invisible box containing his spiritual advisors, the miniature heads of Sister, Brother and Father Bobbings. All of us have precious things, knick-knacks (trinkets, gewgaws, trifles, baubles, tchotchke) that seem worthless to everyone else.

Source: Knickknacks on His Knee

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