Full Circle Festival : The Back of It

Full Circle Festival

Performance of The Back of It at the Full Circle Festival presented by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble


The rain ceased as suddenly as it had come. It was mid-December, the almost end of a long, parched year. Drought had hit in the summer like a wave of nausea, left burned-out charcoal ridges in the mountains and spineless, skeleton trees in the valley. Georgia drew back the kitchen curtains. Light came in and left a jeweled shadow on her neck. There had been, in the two minute downpour, a shudder she’d wanted to mistake for wind and then a terrible cracking like an old body colliding with cement. The tree lay big and surrendered across the flattened fence. The roots had ripped out like a seam.