Catholic Schools Week on January, 2023: please help .catholic school girls by casy kurtti!?
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Catholic School Girls originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1982. It was revived for a week by Woman Seeking..., a group dedicated to producing "high quality ensemble productions that showcase women in roles that make the audience laugh, cry and often question their beliefs and prejudices about gender roles and women's place in our society." This show fulfills their goals.
The play centers on four Catholic schoolgirls coming of age. It spans eight years of their lives, from the first day of first grade to the last day of eighth grade. They grow older over the episodic course of the show. The scenes generally take place in the classroom, where the mostly strict nuns chide and lecture sinisterly about sin. There are also moving monologues from each of the girls that delve more deeply into their lives. It is a well-written play that encourages an audience to laugh as well as cry.
Usually the play is done with only four women, each alternating as a nun. This production chose to have eight women instead. Thus, all four schoolgirls were present in every scene (although one conspicuously had very few lines throughout a given scene, depending on which nun she was supposed to portray -- however, the production did a good job at masking this because all four girls were in character and adlibbing incessantly). And there were even times when all eight of the characters are in tableaux, etc.
This double casting worked wonders. The eight women were spectacularly energetic, funny, and poignant. The four girls -- Kelli Lynn Harrison as the faith-fleeing Elizabeth, Cherelle Cargill as the bossy Collen, Elizabeth Bunnell as the spoiled Wanda, and Chelsea Silverman as the timid Maria Theresa -- were outstanding. They all shone in their monologs -- especially Harrison, who had three, all in very different tones.
The nuns, played by Ann Parker, Kathleen Bishop, Suzanne Barbetta, and Jamie Heilein, are magnificent, too. Bishop was deliciously vicious as Sister Mary Lucille. She commanded the stage, just and she commanded the girls. She would be truly scary to have as a teacher.
The show was directed ably by Rebecca Kendall. The staging took full advantage of the space and was always balanced. The minimal set, designed by Will Geisler, consisted of four chairs and a blackboard that were cleverly moved with each scene to demonstrate a new classroom. Every time the scene changed, music from the era is played.
Thus, Catholic School Girls was presented in a delightful production by a talented director with a very talented cast. Anyone who has ever questioned his or her faith would enjoy this show, as well as anyone who would like to know more about the inner workings of the Catholic school system.
Catholic School Week?
Haveing gone to catholic schools I can honestly say that they were the foundation of my faith that lighted the path that has lead me closer to God.
Catholic Primary Schools?
More often non-Catholic teachers are at the school than non-Catholic children. Catholic schools require a baptismal certificate at registration. So, after they are baptized into the Catholic faith and have their certificate you can apply to the school. They will attend mass 1-2 times per week, have Religion class in the Catholic faith usually 1-3 times per week and also go through the sacraments like First Communion and Confirmation.
These are just the traditional things almost all Catholic schools do just for an overview. I LOVED the discipline in these schools. The kids are sooo much more well behaved!