Playwright Chandler Crawford brings us a fascinating script, written through inspiration found in Proverbs 25:21-22.
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21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
22 for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
As I was sifting through the seemingly endless Book of Proverbs, I stumbled upon a passage that really struck a chord. The excerpt (Proverbs 25: 21-22), in summation, speaks about the virtue of human kindness; even to your enemy. Solomon wrote these proverbs as a means to exemplify wisdom and raise questions of ethics, morality, right from wrong and even the meaning of human life.
As an artist and a playwright, I am constantly asking myself what does it mean to be right or wrong, as well as always challenging the ideas of human existence. Why are we here? Where are we going? Where have we been? And most importantly, how do the people around us influence the paths we take? I attempt to ask all of these questions in the road ends., but not necessarily answer them. I believe, as a human race, we all take similar paths in life. I also believe our morality is one of the greatest powers in guiding us on our path. We all have friends, and we all have enemies, and how we treat the ones who mistreat us, speaks loudest to our own morality.
Born and raised in the South, Chandler has been making theatre happen since his early teens. A recent graduate of USC Upstate, Chandler has been working as a theatre artist in the sleepy town of Spartanburg, SC where he helps bring theatre diversity to his community through writing, acting and producing. He is a co-founder of AiR Bud Improv and a member of a playwriting collective, Playhaus, which aims to produce new works from young and emerging playwrights. Chandler also collaborates as a writer and producer with HUB-BUB, a non-profit arts outreach organization in Spartanburg. the road ends. is Chandler’s first published play, and he is thrilled to working with Spark and Echo.