Belle Fontaine by Nicholas McInerny
Claire Evans directs this piece. The community is desperate for a miracle. But what is the colour of a miracle in a black and white world?
An isolated religious community is a world of black and white certainty. Everyone knows their role, their routine, their daily – and eternal – purpose. Once a year that certainty is interrupted for one brief afternoon when a travelling salesman arrives with a briefcase full of colourful swatches – and an explosion of rainbow colours hints at the world outside. Only this year the salesman arrives at a point of profound crisis. This year the leader of the community has just died, and plunged everyone into chaos. There is rebellion in the air. Younger members of the community are questioning its very purpose. There is the threat of schism. There is the threat of doubt.
The community is desperate for a miracle.
But what is the colour of a miracle in a black and white world?
BELLE FONTAINE explores the pain of loss and the promise of change.
What happens when obedience dissolves? How do you feed the soul then? What happens when your very community is being challenged? Old certainties overthrown.
A man whose briefcase explodes with possibilities is suddenly the most dangerous threat to them all?
Because Every Moment Matters…