Pacific Players definition of TOMMY
pkeets at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 4 20:20:34 CDT 2004
Here's what Greg Harbert has to say about TOMMY and his spiritual journey
(see below). I think the TOMMY as the messiah has a satirical twist, as
Pete felt forced into that position back in the sixties, all because he had
a couple of useless talents, that is: writing songs and playing guitar for a
popular rock band.
Does Pete have mixed feelings about his spiritual journey? Does anyone
think he may feel forced into the position of spiritual leader?
>We all carry the essence of the messiah, and whoever you want to call the
>messiah, whoever you want to call the savior, we all have that inside of
>us. Tommy was his vehicle for trying to express that, and it turns out that
>Tommy really is all of us on our amazing journeys, and in a sense Tommy
>really becomes every person like in the old medieval plays the characters
>were just called Everyman.
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