“When you give your heart, you lose nothing but gain so much more than you ever knew was possible. You have lightened the world today and have set a new course for something fearful to comprehend, difficult to navigate, but ultimately, joyous to behold. Hold your beacon high, Alex, and do not fear the storm. We are with you and will hold you fast.“
One hot summer weekend, the theater comes to town. The tent rises in the field just down the street, and the band plays, the magician does the impossible, laughter and music ring out in the night, and a young boy sells you popcorn for a nickel a bag.
But while you enjoy Mark Twain sand dancing with Tom and Huck, or the comedic opera of the chorus ladies, backstage lives are changed, dreams are rekindled, and the shattered world mosaic is slowly reassembled because The Tent Of Stars is more than it seems.
The Astrolabe has always been a tool to guide us, but there was once a boy with the same name, and he knew something amazing. What he left us was what changes everyone so that everyone can change the world together.
Come, See The Show!
From Page to Stage
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This is Alex. The youngest member of the cast. He sells popcorn and hawks tickets but mostly loves to dance. He also has a secret.
This is Lincoln Foster, son of Margery & Oliver Foster, a popular broadway couple who have recently separated. Disillusioned by the events in her life, his mother will not let him pursue his dreams of being an entertainer, but his new friend Alex wants to help him find his true calling.
They and the adults in their lives converge in
The Tent of Stars
You’ve got something you can’t hide forever, and it’s something the whole world needs. It wants you to succeed and will do everything it can to see that you do, but the universe also knows you need the chance to take a breath and get your bearings. Look at the tent Lincoln and tell me what you see.
Stars. Spots of the canvas with no paint so the sun can light them up against the dark background.
Look deeper. Don’t use your eyes, use your heart and tell me again
It’s just a tent
Just humor me a minute. Look with your peripheral vision. See all around you at once. Now pull it up from inside and understand it with your heart. I know you know what I mean.
It’s the universe. It just goes on forever.
Now you’re where you need to be. And do you see where you are in it?
I’m right here behind my eyes.
Interesting. Yes, you are. It’s essential to not only know who you are but where you are in that universe, and that universe is us. We are all there with you. Life is all about relationships with each other. Knowing how to navigate through our universe is what the Astrolabe is for, in every sense of the word. That’s why we’re all here. That’s what Astrolabe means. We’re the tiny representation of the entire universe of ideas and possibilities. This place is the umbra recta, the shadow square of the sun. It is the shadow that falls upon us that gives us the barring to go on with. We are what points towards the light, to what is real, and what is needed. You and your mother are not here by accident. You were sent here just like the rest of us…