Join Credo for Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at Fontbonne University on Sunday, April 15th at 2 PM. The play is full of Catholic themes, and there will be a discussion following the show for all who wish to participate or just listen.
After working for a few years with Theater of the Word Incorporated (TWINC), Credo board member Tom Leith developed an interest in the intersection of faith and the arts. He was very fortunate to be permitted to work with TWINC and Joseph Pearce on EWTN’s Quest for Shakespeare program that explores the Catholic themes in Shakespeare’s plays and the reasons behind the way they’re expressed. Hint: it was illegal to be a Catholic in Elizabethan England, and there is no reasonable doubt but that Shakespeare was a Catholic.
Credo have been trying to think of how we could have different “kinds” of events in keeping with Credo’s educational mission that would appeal to current Credo members and be family friendly. Tom was speaking with Mustard Seed Theater’s Artistic Director Deanna Jent about this, and she suggested a “talkback” or discussion following one of the shows. She asked Dr. Randy Rosenberg, who now holds the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne to lead it, and now it is all set.
This event should be terrific for mid-teens on up. Tickets will be $20. Call the Mustard Seed box office at 314-719-8060 or order them through their website which will take you on to their ticket processor, Brown Paper Tickets. Either way you order tickets, use the promotional code “CREDO” to get the discount. We hope for a great turnout . If you decide to go, please let Tom Leith know (314-481-2512 or by e-mail) and of course if you have questions contact him.
Mustard Seed Theater is a professional theater company in residence at Fontbonne University that focuses on plays exploring questions of ethics, social justice, and religion. They’re doing great work keeping a Christian perspective alive in the performing arts.