‘Standing room only’ end to whirlwind tour of John Paul II play
|Photo: Giovanni Portelli|
From The Catholic Weekly
Artes Christi has completed its whirlwind tour of St John Paul II’s The Jeweller’s Shop with a sold- out performance at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, following dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Director Emma O’Shea said the brief but popular run had exceeded her expectations.
“It was exhausting, but really lovely to be able to take this beautiful and poignant message to our audiences in Melbourne, Parramatta and Sydney,” Ms O’Shea told The Catholic Weekly.
The tour was conceived to honour St John Paul II, whose first feast day was celebrated on 22 October, and the themes of love and marriage which Ms O’Shea said were “constantly being challenged in today’s society.
“We choose plays for both their formational value and for their art value.”
Read full story at The Catholic Weekly
The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta’s Family & Life Office in partnership with Artes Christi sponsored the Riverside Theatre performance of The Jeweller’s Shop.Follow the Family & Life Office (Parramatta) on Twitter: @parrafamlife
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