An innovative, dreamlike new musical, Time Being explores the emotions of a passionate, bewildered group of young souls attempting to make the most of their brief physical time on earth and to understand the purposeful significance of the human attachments they make there.
The story takes place in a surrealistic spot where, during the time that their physical bodies are sleeping and their minds are dreaming, eight distinct souls meet to work out their frustrations and confusion about life. The eight characters bond, clash, ask countless unanswered questions... and ultimately realize that they are all deeply connected and that existence would be unthinkable without one another.
Guided by three more experienced souls, the spirits learn that the "deal to feel" - to inhabit a body, to experience physical sensation and human emotion - is never easy and comes with much pain and discomfort, but also incomparable rewards.
Time Being features a book and lyrics by Erika Stadtlander, who co-directs with Sean Littlejohn. Composed, Musical Direction, and arrangements by Ion Ionescu.
Time Being was originally presented in a non-musical workshop performance at the Boquet River Theatre Festival. In December 2006, it was presented at Theatre Three as the musical Being Born.
TIME BEING features Spencer Adams, Kaydence Frank, Marc Ginsburg, Lizzie Henney, Liz Kimball, Abby Lindig, Eric Nelsen, Catia Ojeda, Lauren Orlando, Kristen Rozanski, Lina Silver, and Chris Will.