Set in the early 1960s on a Caribbean island that is loosely based on the legends of Princess Margaret's island getaway of Mustique, the story follows a set of twins who are separated when they wash ashore after a shipwreck.
Class of 2016
“The spirit instilled in many artists is a selfish attitude. However, at Franciscan I learned to work as a team, which is essential to my job and takes a lot of creativity and strength. Franciscan’s holistic approach to theatre is so important. You need to be a whole person before you can be an artist. I need to fully be myself before I can be an actor. As an actor, I have the ability in my own body to be an incarnation, to bring truth to my audience just by standing on the stage. As an actor or an artist in any medium, if there is truth and love, God is there. It is so vital for artists to know the sacramentality of art. The sacraments are there to make the invisible visible. As artists, we give form to truth.”
The romantic heroine, Raina Petkoff, is engaged to marry the gallant Major Sergius Saranoff, but then her life is turned upside-down late one night when a war-ravaged soldier breaks into her room seeking shelter. Raina is faced with the harsh reality of war and the meaning of true love.
"An Enemy of the People" by Henrick Ibsen Adapted by Arthur Miller. If you knew what was right but your entire society was against you, would you still stand up for truth? Thomas Stockman, the protagonist in An Enemy of the People, struggles with this very question.
The Memo, a parody of bureaucracy full of ridiculous characters, political satire, and funny situations. Written by Václav Havel, The Memorandum takes a satiric look at the absurdity of bureaucracy and the ways in which it can dehumanize.
One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, Taming of the Shrew differs from his other lighthearted plays because it focuses on both courtship and married life after the wedding, which was particularly relevant to English audiences of the Renaissance period.