“For a long time, I stood silent and dazed in the middle of the street in day time. Strange to say, I felt no anxiety, no fear. The only thing that kept repeating itself quietly in my mind was: Why this? Why?”
A believer of Christ, a passionate church-goer, a devout disciple who eagerly awaited every Sunday for her catechism class, Ophealia loved her shepherd vehemently; the shepherd who held the foot of a lamb in one hand and clasped a staff with the other. She called the church her home. But then something struck her soul so hard, that she felt her God was silent.
What went so treacherously wrong in the life of this faithful lover of Christ to make her question her faith? What was it that made Ophealia doubt her Christian beliefs?
How do we look at life through the darkness, and even if we go through the darkness just like a butterfly inside a chrysalis, where should we really go? Can one go back to normal, once their faith is shattered? Will Ophelia ever be able to regain her Lost Faith? Discover the journey of Ophealia through the very mother of God as we for the first time; hear the Testament of Mary as she laments over the broken body of Christ. Will the lamentations of a mother who lost her son, the flesh of her flesh provide any succorance to Ophelia’s lost faith and suffering?
Lamentations of the Virgin is a visual prayer that is said in form of a play. The Passion of Christ is narrated through the eyes of a mother, the Mother of sorrows using the references from scriptures, various sources but heavily drawn from the paintings and frescos of the Early Christian Art, Medieval Art, Byzantine Art, Renaissance and Early Modern Art.
Written and Directed by Omkar Bhatkar
A Metamorphosis Theatre Inc Production