Mother Antonia in her element

A couple of photos of this year’s performance of “The Fundamentals, with Mother Antonia” at the St. Catherine University Reunion. I think you can see that the actor, Megan Campbell Lagas, is enjoying herself. The enjoyment was catching! When she described the Katies’ 1920 basketball victory against the Gophers, the audience cheered. Last year’s...

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Grudge Match

I asked Stacey (over at the Alumnae Relations department at St. Kate’s) if they wanted any rewrites on the Mother Antonia piece before starting to rehearse it for this year’s reunion. Stacey mentioned that after last year’s performance, someone had shared the story of how Mother Antonia gave permission for the basketball team to...

effulgence, flink, whelming

Mother Antonia: Phone call with Anya to hear her thoughts & questions. A foray into the CSJ’s digital archive to try to get a better handle on the limits on where and when the Sisters could leave the house; the Sister at the reading last night pointed out that the community tended to be...

to-do list

The Last Game: Talked with Heather H. about her observations of/suggestions for the script. Among other thoughts, she raises the idea of a second act set some decades into the future. This doesn’t click for me; though it’s difficult to pick apart how much it fails to click on its own merits, and how...

and again, go team!

It’s All Good: The quest for a stage manager continues (as does the quest for a title). Lisa Conley will design costumes & Sadie Ward will coordinate set – this is great news. Mother Antonia: Next reading tomorrow night. Director Anya Kremenetsky will be with us....

prunestone

Mother Antonia: 6 hours at the Sisters of St. Joseph Archive. A little while ago, the archivist got in touch to ask if the play would include anything about Mother Antonia’s relationship with Sister Ste. Helene? Because they just happen to be working on processing Ste. Helene’s papers….So spent most of the day reading...

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