The Saint Plays
by Erik Ehn
directed by Wesley Savick with Marina Silva '14, Sydney Grant '15, and Raya Malcolm '16
presented by the Suffolk University Theatre Department
8:00 PM on Thursday, November 13
8:00 PM on Friday, November 14
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 15
3:00 PM on Sunday, November 16
Tickets: $10 - $15
Surprising, innovative and profound, The Saint Plays by Erik Ehn explore the mysteries of spiritual yearning, human desire and our eternal quest for the divine.
This is the Boston premiere of The Saint Plays including two world premieres: Burnt Siena, a story of St. Catherine of Siena set in Oklahoma in the 1930s; and Five More, a poetic play inspired by the five sorrowful mysteries. The other plays are The Imp of Simplicity, based on the story of St. Thomas à Kempis; Wholly Joan, celebrating Joan of Arc; 16670, about Maximilian Mary Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger at Auschwitz; and The Freak, a piece filled with acrobatics commemorating St. George of dragon-slaying fame.
The design team includes Sara L. Brown, scenic designer; Paula Peasley-Ninestein, costume designer; Stephanie Yackovetsky ’15, sound designer; and Bozkurt Karasu, lighting designer. Anthony Schiavo ’13 is production stage manager. Performances will include live, original music written by Brian Bernhard ’14, lead singer of the band Rich People Food.