Final update of this page 2/2/2000. Includes production photo link and
addition of two pictures to rehearsals/candid photos link.
The Trouble with Angels
Jane Trahey's "Life with Mother Superior"
Paulson Downstage Theatre at Central Square
Friday, January 28, 2000, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2000, 2:00 and 7:30 pm
[back row, left to right]
Carrie Stensrud (Sister Constance), Rebecca
Chapman (Reverend Mother), Barb Jurek (Sister Felicia)
[front row, left to right]
(Marvel Ann), Melissa Sutton, Sara Helgaas (Valerie), Brandee DeJong (Charlotte
Davis), Annie Snider (Rachel Devery), and Ashley Munn (Mary
[Not pictured - Judi
Ligouri) and Jan Ronning (Sister Elizabeth).
Rachel's father thinks growing sweet potato plants and playing the
piano isn't much preparation for life. Mary Clancy's uncle wagers the
nuns can straighten her out. Welcome to the Convent of St. Francis, where
an assorted group of nuns has three years to lead a handful of girls from
various backgrounds into adulthood. Have a swim (even if you don't
know how), discover the Secrets of the Cloister (what do you expect
for 35 cents, hair shirts?) join the band (don't you think it's
highly unethical to spy on a competitor?), make a mask of Marvel Ann
(it should pop right off with just a knock or two), spend a day at
the races (and the winner is... Valerie! She hasn't had much
competition from the rest of you fillies!) or have tea with the
sisters (bubbles bubbles everywhere so let's all have a drink).
But be forewarned... smoking, drinking and similar extra-curricular
activities are forbidden at St. Francis!
VALERIE is the smart one. ("A few more medals and she can start her own
MARVEL ANN is the angry one. ("My Uncle George is her father. He's been
sending her to the nuns since she was six! I told her she's illegitimate,
so she hates me.")
SHEILA is the pious one. ("This must be Mother Superior's chair! Isn't
CHARLOTTE seems to be a bit delicate. ("I'm going to faint!")
MARY is delightfully creative. ("I've got the most scathingly brilliant
RACHEL is the devil's agent. ("She meant you're my stooge.")
Christmas at St. Francis usually turns out to be pretty
... but the girls think the uniforms have got to go.
Tickets available at the door.
Children under 18 $2.00
Enjoy these links:
and candid photos of the cast
Discussion Forum and Acting Workshop 12/11/99
A copy of Jane Trahey's autobiographical novel, Life with Mother
Superior,on which the play is based, is available at the circulation
desk of the Glenwood Public Library or for check out at the Douglas County
Public Library. COME TO THE OPEN FORUM/DISCUSSION SESSION/ACTING WORKSHOP
at the Glenwood Public Library on December 11, 1999, 2 to 3:30 pm. Talk
about religious instruction, boarding schools, organized religion,
anything from the book or play or movie that interests you. "Try on" some
characters from the play in short scenes.
This production is brought to you in part by grants from the Lake
Region Arts Council (through an appropriation from the Minnesota State
Legislature) and the Terrace Sportsmans Club. Produced through an
agreement with Dramatists Play Service.
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