This Youth Sunday was preformed twice, once as a regular church service on March 31, 1968 (the same day LBJ announced he wasn't running for another term) and again at night for the new minister, Dwight Brown on May 4 at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas. The cover graphic below is from the order of service for the second service, which was printed on paper the color of this page. The text below is from the order of service for the first service and it was printed on the usual order of service stock, so it did not have the graphic. To get the most out of the cybercast, you should read through the description of the program, so you'll have some idea of the visual aspects of the program. Information about the cybercast will follow.
O R D E R of S E R V I C E March 31, 1968 10:00 a.m. YOUTH SUNDAY ALWAYS, NEVER, SOMETIMES; HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE Damn the Orthodox Shroud "Break on Through" - Fran Johnston, Shellie Hill "Silent Night; Hoity Night; All Is Calm "Mr. Blue," You're Responsible For All This! "Social Circus" - Nancy Murphy Two Generations Choose Sides; Object: Bloodshed "I Ain't Down Yet" - Karen Henwood "I Believed It All, Didn't You?" Thoreau reading "Love Is Blue" Erection of a New Standard (reading from The Prophet) "Try For the Sun" Directors: Karen Henwood Nancy Murphy Lights: Steve Lang Kurt Albach Sound: Mike Hearne Visual: Larry Brown Cast: Doug Perrine Nina Butts David Brown Helen Bogisevic Peter Nichols Trisha Hall Gabe Lieberman Hobie Hukill Ushers: Cindy Stewart Richard Soltes Robin Stiles Props: Kitty Hall Mike Taylor Steve Sebastion Richard Soslo Special Thanks to: Mr. & Mrs. Sol Cogan "K" Cawood H. J. Albach III The program today is presented by the Liberal Religious Youth, the senior high school group of' our ·church . Your offering will be received by the ushers as you leave the auditorium.
This Youth Sunday is about a conflict between generations, the younger generation being the counterculture. I feel it accurately reflects the struggles of the late sixties and the values of the counterculture.
Damn the Orthodox Shroud: The audience enters a darkened auditorium and is seated by ushers carrying flashlights, who look like Hippies. Onstage is an alter, cross and candles. The mass music sets the mood and allows the audience to adjust their eyes to the darkness.
Break on through: Fran Johnson and Shellie Hill dance to strobe lighting behind giant spider webs
Silent Night: The Simon and Garfunckel song plays while the old newsreel, Crisis in Korea shows scenes of airplanes flying and bombs dropping.
Mr. Blue: Mr. Blue represents the combine as in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest novel. It is the repressive force that the counterculture is rebelling against. As the song by the Clearlight plays, onstage characters tear down the cross, candles, etc.
Social Circus: Nancy Murphy plays her guitar
Two Generations Choose sides: "What the hell's going on here?" Hank Albach shouts at the intruders. He wants to know what they're rebelling against and they tell him.
I Ain't Down Yet: After one of the intruders says, "This world is so damn down," Karen Henwood does a modified version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
I believed it all, Didn't You: Slides to music
Love is Blue: Slides to music
Erection of a new standard: Reading from The Prophet
Try for the Sun: As I remember, this was a film set to music
The auditorium lights come up and the audience leaves.
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