God Done Opened the Sky!!

God Done Opened the Sky is Jersten Ray Seraile's tale of young boy realising that his inner world and outer world are painfully conflicted – the way he sees himself is not the way that others see him.

Inspired performance

The maternal figure in the play instills faith into the young boy, and thus creates his unbreakable connection to the divine. The connection opens up many unforeseen pathways and leads the protagonist down a magical route of discovery – where he connects with powerful previously unseen ancestors who offer him wise counsel.

The story has a lot of potential and Seraile, even more. I really think that Jersten would shine brightly, even amongst a stage full of talented actors (like himself), but I'd lose the one-man show, especially for a concept like this, it was just all a bit too confusing.

Yes, this is a one-man show, and Jersten Ray Seraile's energy is certainly enough to keep you entertained throughout. However, I believe that the story would have been a little easier to follow had there been some more actors on the stage. Having just said that, I understand the logistics behind including more people in a stage performance, and the practical simplicity that a one-man show brings. So I believe that Seraile did the best with what he had (himself and the lighting designer). I would recommend the show if you had some free time in the late afternoon, but don't expect too much (think minimalism and the blissful peace of mind which accompanies it) and be prepared to be entertained by Jersten Ray Serailes's inspired performance.

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The ancestors takes a small-town Creole boy on a journey through historical events around the world, teaching him lessons of courage, perseverance, and life. www.jerstenseraile.org

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