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Stage Play at St. Joseph Center Spotlights Apostles’ Story
School Sisters of St. Francis to Host Special Performance of Acacia Theatre Company’s "Fish Eyes"
On Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m., all are invited to enjoy the play at the School Sisters’ convent, St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Boulevard (27th and Greenfield), Milwaukee. Tickets are just $10.
Written by Ted Swartz and Lee Eshleman, the play delivers plenty of Scripture without getting preachy. “The wonderful ‘chosen’ in Fish Eyes are modern representations of two of the first disciples, Peter and Andrew, two sides of the same coin, struggling to make sense of what this man (Jesus) whom they feel compelled to follow is saying. Fish Eyes features snapshots of two guys who aren’t so different from us,” said Acacia Theatre Company’s Janet Bouman Peterson.
The independent, non-profit, interdenominational Christian theatre company was founded in 1980 by several theatre artists who shared the common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting plays that would express the experiences and positive values important to members of the Christian faith. The company offers both main stage and touring productions. Since 2002, the company’s home theatre has been the Todd Wehr Auditorium at Concordia University in Mequon, and it has also performed for thousands of people in countless schools, retirement communities, and churches of every denomination.
Under the gentle direction of Ms. Peterson, the actors in this production of Fish Eyes (Matt Koester and David Sapiro) offer both a touching and humorous portrayal of what it means to be a Christian and the ambivalence to heed God’s call when seized with the fear of persecution. Celtic and Scotch fiddler Therese Goode’s music provides time for reflection while allowing for effective scene transitions. This play is delightful Eastertime entertainment for all ages.
Checks may be written to: School Sisters of St. Francis; c/o Donna O’Loughlin;
About the School Sisters of St. Francis
The School Sisters of St. Francis are an international community of Catholic sisters who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world. Founded in 1874, they now have sisters, associates, staff, donors and volunteers actively working to address the needs of those who are poor and marginalized by society. Their mission is thriving throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and India. In the U.S., School Sisters live and minister in 15 states, addressing needs in education, holistic wellness and healing, pastoral ministry, spiritual growth, social justice, and the arts. For more information about the School Sisters of St. Francis, please visit www.sssf.org.