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In the Bright Existence (1974 / 1st Production): Artistic Staff1114 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.

Besides rehearsing the show, they all had to work building set pieces, props, costumes, puppets, masks to be used in the show. Tom Tamandl (who taught Spanish) and the poet, Carolyn Forche (who taught in the English program at JMC at the time), were enthusiastic supporters and performers in the show. Traditional and original music was performed by the students. Costumes and masks were based on archeological and traditional sources reflecting various ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
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In the Bright Existence (1974 / 1st Production): Cast and Crew884 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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In the Bright Existence (1974 / 1st Production): Back Cover / Overview880 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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In the Bright Existence (1974 / 1st Production): Front Cover876 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Course Syllabus: JMC Theatre Practicum (Basis for IBE Production in 1974)930 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Thank You Poem from Carolyn Forché878 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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In the Bright Existence (1976 / 2nd Production): Cast and Crew911 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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In the Bright Existence (1976 / 2nd Production): Back Cover / Overview906 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge. Sears writes:

"This production was an original adaptation of the Quiche Maya Book of Counsel as translated by Munro S. Edmundson of Tulane University and the Mesoamerican Institute into a performance text. His translation, used with his permission, used his special recording of the Quiche Maya words / phrases I wanted to use as part of the performance text.

Traditional and original music was performed by the students. Costumes and masks were based on archeological and traditional sources reflecting various ancient Mesoamerican cultures.

The second production of this piece performed two years later was JMC’s contribution to the University’s Bi-centennial Celebration highlighting the fact that there were other peoples with cultures severely damaged by the arrival of Europeans who should not be forgotten about.
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In the Bright Existence (1976 / 2nd Production): Front Cover912 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Creation of the Dolls Made of Wood907 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Creation of Mudman917 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Mother and Father Emerge from the Feathered Serpent981 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Feathered Serpent933 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Heart of Heaven and the Feathered Serpent901 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Twins Enlist the Aid of the Animals924 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Story of 7 Parrot917 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Birth of the Twins914 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Twins and the Lords of the Underworld916 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Creation of Human Beings909 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Parrot Puppet901 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Dog Puppet905 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Coati Puppet918 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Fiesta Celebration (Ending)936 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Ballgame with the Lords of the Underworld961 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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