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This weekend, the Christendom Players will return to the stage with performances of Karol Wojtyla’s (Pope St. John Paul II) The Jeweler’s Shop. The play will be performed November 10-12 in the college’s Old Chapel Hall.

The play marks the first time the Christendom Players have tackled Pope St. John Paul II’s acclaimed work. Written in 1960, the three-act play looks at three couples as their lives become intertwined and mingled with one another. The play examines humanity’s ideas and expectations of romantic love and marriage, providing a glimpse at truth and beauty.

The theatrical production will once again be directed by alumna Elizabeth Foeckler — her tenth show as director. The Jeweler’s Shop follows on the heels of Annie Get Your Gun this past spring, along with My Fair Lady, Right Ho, Jeeves!, An Evening of Shakespeare, Anything Goes, 12 Angry Men, Death on the Nile, and The Music Man. 

The cast, made up entirely of students, was chosen through a competitive round of auditions and callbacks. The students chosen are already hard at work, dedicating hours practicing to make the show one for audiences to remember.

Ticket prices will be $8 dollars for adults and $5 dollars for those under 18, with all shows beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.

The Christendom Players, a student-run club, perform a play each fall and a musical each spring.  Although Christendom College does not offer a performing arts major, many students include acting as part of their extracurricular pursuits during college. The resulting showcase of talent – both musical and theatrical – draw in students across all the disciplines, resulting in rich theatrical productions each academic year.

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