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Fall Play Coming in November

This year’s fall play “As It Is in Heaven” will feature an all-female cast and will entertain and educate theatre goers with a glimpse into an 1830s Shaker community and the supernatural experiences of its members.

The Play: “As It Is in Heaven,” performed by students in Trinity’s Theatre Program, is set in Kentucky in the late 1830s and tells the story of nine women, each representing one of the Beatitudes found in the Gospels. In the play, the established religious order is upset when new people wanting to join the community have euphoric experiences, claiming to see angels and to be blessed with spiritual gifts.

Date: November 13-14 and November 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Marg Kallemeyn Theatre, Art & Communication Center (ARCC)

Tickets: Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased by calling 708.597.3000 or at the reception desk located on the second floor of the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library. Running time, with intermission, will be approximately 1½ to 1¾ hours.

“This is a play for everyone,” said cast member Alyssa Guerrin ’12 of Holland, Michigan. “It’s about struggling with the topic of being able to see angels and be visited by them. All the characters are relatable and interesting and will draw viewers in from the first word.”

Post-show discussion
Following the performance on opening night, Friday, November 13, Dr. Helen VanWyck, professor of music, and Dr. Aaron Kuecker, assistant professor of theology, will briefly share comments about how their own disciplines seem to interact with the themes of the play. 

Dr. John Sebestyen, assistant professor of communication arts and theatre director, will moderate the discussion, which will include a question/answer period for the audience. 

The discussion will begin immediately after the play (9:15 or 9:30 p.m.) and last approximately 30 minutes.

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