Oct 30 through Nov 2
Pius Black Box Theater

Award winning playwright Ellen McLaughlin has specialized in highly poetic yet decidedly modern adaptations of classic Greek plays. Pius has chosen McLaughlin’s powerful versions of THE TROJAN WOMEN and ELECTRA to explore the nature of love, war, pride and revenge. Both plays will be presented at each performance.

In the wake of their devastating defeat, the women of Troy, all now widows, wait on the beach below the ravaged city to be claimed by their Greek conquerors as slaves and concubines. Though the war is over, exile and degradation lie ahead and the fates of these women, including Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, the doomed, mad prophetess, and her daughter-in-law Andromache, widow of the great Hector, are still in the balance.

Electra follows the children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, siblings who are both players in the family tragedy and victims of it. The cycle of blood and vengeance seems inescapable until the final reunion of a lost sister and brother brings the bloody family saga to its mystical and unlikely end.

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Fall Dance Show

Saturday November 22, 2014 The Pius XI Dance Department will showcase its fall performance pieces in collaboration with the Pius XI Choral Department and guest choreographers, Tina Coe and Danielle Allen. Guest performances by UW-Milwaukee, UW-Whitewater, UW-Stevens Point, Marquette University, Catey Ott Dance Collective, and Milwaukee Ballet II showcase the array of mastery and diversity of dance opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin. This is truly a night of dance you don’t want to miss! • All Sales Considered Final • Online Sales Close Three Hours Prior To Start.



Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert
Friday December 12, 2014 Advanced reservations are strongly recommended and come with general admission seating in a premium section closest to the choirs. Pius XI Choral Concerts at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist have a history of selling out. Advance sales will end at noon on December 11. Pre-sold tickets will be held for Will-Call pickup at the Cathedral entrance. A limited number of $8.00 tickets may be available at the door. Purchase in advance to avoid missing out!