A one-woman play and true story, Teri Bays, playwright and actress, portrays two women: herself and a radical nun, overcoming adversity, domestic abuse and injustice. Threads of their universal stories are woven around the strength and weakness of their mothers, their father's relationship with alcohol and an often unjust church. Joan takes on the Vatican, inspiring women, including Teri, who works in the church. Eventually, through humor and heartbreak along the way, we discover how Teri and Joan are connected to one another.
Scenes, portions of Joan's letters, books and speeches are used to further the story of her life.
Portions of wisdom are delivered from the podium until we hear the genius and humor of Joan's keynote address, an inspiring call to action.
Funny, heartbreaking, defining moments....
Joan D Chittister Lecture/Event Series, Mercyhurst University
Performing Arts Center
May 3, 2019
St. Mary's University
Sophia Inclusive Community at
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
September 15, 2017
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
April 13, 2019
January 13, 2018
St. Michael's College
April 6, 2018
Just before the doors open for an intimate performance with free-will donation
100+ Sisters & associates for a private event,
sponsored by their religious community
300 grateful parishioners attended free event sponsored by parish community.
"Joan Chittister is that rare combination of a gifted spiritual writer and a great prophetic voice in our church, speaking out for women, for minorities and for all marginalized people. When I think of someone who speaks truth to power, I think of Joan."
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