It is with a very heavy heart that we now announce, due to an extreme illness, tonight's show, Alchemist Theatre presents: Victory, is postponed until further notice.
Though we would love to be the first to make a joke about the irony of needing to postpone our show aptly titled "Victory", the illness facing one of the Alchemist Chiefs right now is no joking matter. This person is currently in the hospital and we ask you very humbly to please hold us in your hearts, and pray for the Victory of the Health of all of Alchemist Theatre and our movement.
If you purchased a ticket online and would like a refund, please email email@example.com and we will absolutely take care of that for you. If you paid cash, we can refund it in person tonight, as we will have representatives on location beginning at 6:30pm. If you'd like to reserve your purchased ticket for the new date, to be announced, we thank you for your patience, and can handle refunds in the future, as well, if conflicts arise with the new date.
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Again, we thank you for the love and support in this time. What is faith without a test, yes? We declare our Victory in the name of the Holy Spirit of the highest God. Amen.
Contact: Jessica Levatter, Executive Producer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2016
Alchemist Theatre Releases Promo Video for "Victory" Show
RENO, NV - On August 17th, 2016, Alchemist Theatre, an innovative and non-dogmatic fusion of church and theatre, will perform "Victory - A Triumph of Spirit", live at Center for Spiritual Living, Reno. The Alchemists have released a special video to explain what sets this show apart. The group produces a new, high-energy worship show every month; each show is based on a theme, and incorporates elements of improv, rock and gospel music, prayer, meditation, and humorous but poignant sermons, with a focus on social justice and interfaith messages. Though 2016's theme titles were chosen last year, the group never knows what direction they will take the show until the month before. Due to a spreading schism in the group's rapidly growing following, the goal of this upcoming show is now to 'alchemize Christ'. The group has just released an official promotional video to explain their intention.
"Right now there seems to be a divide in the spiritual community," relates co-founder Christopher Daniels ( "Reverend Divine") in the video, calledThe J Word. "Though we attempt to walk an interfaith path, we carry the wounds of misrepresented religion, corrupted institutions, and tainted dogma. This is no truer than in our relationship to Jesus Christ."
Music Director and founding member of Alchemist Theatre, Mark Emerson, explains, "Often, new age spiritual movements will leave out the teachings of Christ because they consider themselves as a 'safe space' away from Christianity. Many modern-day mystics have the best intentions to be inclusive, but often times we end up creating an 'allergy' to anything related to Christ, due to experiences from our childhood. As a gay man raised in the Mormon church, I admit, I have been one of these people."
When Alchemist Theatre debuted in December of 2014, they too steered away from Christian teaching.
"We soon realized that, to truly be interfaith, as we claim to be, we would need to start incorporating one of the most beautiful spiritual teachings in history. So we did. We began mixing in Christian theology, right alongside many of the other Eastern and Western teachings we've always been fond of. And the moment we began to do this, we started receiving feedback that we were 'becoming too Christian' for some of our devoted fans," says Reverend Levity, Alchemist minister and co-founder (also founder of Reno's comedy troupe, The Utility Players). "It's not that we're becoming Christian," she continued, "it's just that we are now incorporating a teaching we had previously left out, and some people are triggered by that. It's time to heal those triggers -- The Alchemists included."
Whether the idea of Christ makes you want to run toward them, or run away, Alchemist Theatre invites all spiritual pilgrims to join them live on 8/17/16 as they bare their souls live on stage, and guide you in joining them as they heal their relationship to the idea of Christ, and make it new again.
"You know who would love that idea?...Jesus".
LINK TO VIDEO: Alchemist Theatre presents: "The J Word"
LINK TO ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: "Alchemist Theatre transforms Christ"
LINK TO OFFICIAL GROUP PROMO VIDEO: Official Trailer
Dear *ALL* Humans (Christians, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, Satanists, Religious Scientists, Humanists, Alchemists, Universalists, Unitarians, New Thought practitioners, non-labelers...)
The Alchemists are working on a video project for Alchemist Theatre presents: Victory. We are looking for one-minute video submissions where you answer one simple question: "Who, or what, if anything, is Christ?"
Interpret the question any way you'd like, just answer it for yourself. The biological Christ, the historical Christ, or the Christ energy.
Alchemist Theatre is an interfaith organization, made up of creators with varying relationships to Christ. We are not here to judge or condemn, rather, this project is to showcase to the world that, despite our differences on the answer to this question, Alchemist Movement is truly blessed to honor ALL PATHS. All. Paths.
PLEASE EMAIL VIDEOS (from smartphone, or otherwise) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include your name, title, and affiliation IF you want to. Otherwise it will be left blank on the final project.
DEADLINE IS 8/11/16
Thank you in advance. // #AlchemistMovement
Contact: Jessica Levity, Executive Producer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2016
Alchemist Theatre Transforms Christ
Reno, Nev. –A profound contradiction lies within the Interfaith community. We embrace unity and “oneness”, yet sometimes reject certain spiritual pathways. The name of Jesus Christ remains associated with haters and scandal, and thus the teachings of Christ are often left out of many interfaith and new age religions. Alchemist Theatre says it’s time to heal this rift; it’s time to ‘alchemize’ this energy. Alchemist Theatre is here to build a bridge between all Spiritual paths with anyone would like to take part in this powerful co-creation.
Imagine how much transformation could be gained through changing the connotation of Christ back to its origin of unconditional love? Whether you believe Jesus was an actual person or a divine higher consciousness, we must now harness this holy energy from its original intention, long before the days of prejudiced translations, institutional corruption, and media divisiveness.
Through inspired sermons, music, and multimedia art, The Alchemists are bravely going where most new age religions fear to go – “Oh my God, we’re going full Jesus!” Reverend Divine flamboyantly shares in their latest promo video. Alchemist Theatre presents “Victory” on Wednesday, August 17h at Center for Spiritual Living, Reno, on Lakeside Drive. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.How Bazaar, a healing marketplace, opens at 6:45pm in the lobby.
Over the past 18 months, Alchemist Theatre has put the fun back in worship while removing the dogma. AT combines elements of improv and theatre, live art, uplifting music, and interfaith spirituality, performing monthly. Due to growing popularity, they have recently expanded to CSLR on Lakeside. Their “Creation” themed May service packed 150 people into the venue on a Wednesday night, where patrons enjoyed renditions of songs by Girish and the Musical “Rent”, as well as sermons, prayers, and guided meditations touching the hearts of those in attendance.
Alchemist Theatre represents Reno’s unique brand of art, one that isn’t afraid to bare its soul. “Alchemist Theatre is so Reno,” said radio host Kelly Rush in a recent interview on America Matters radio. For a truly unique transformative experience, take part in “Victory” by Alchemist Theatre on Wednesday August 17th, 7:30pm, at Center for Spiritual Living on Lakeside Drive.
Tickets, ranging from $15-$50, can be purchased online at www.alchemistmovement.org.
You can also learn more about our fabulous group at the website and on Facebook. The Alchemist Movement has begun, and it’s taking over Reno.
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, a non-profit organization, is the official fiscal sponsor and co-producer of Alchemist Theatre. Therefore all donations (and a portion of admission fees) are considered tax-deductible.
Promo video: https://www.facebook.com/AlchemistMovement/videos/1083107258449351/
What kind of life would you lead if you had no fear? #AlchemistMovement