|Fall Choral Concert:
“Faith, Freedom and Family”
Friday, October 17 – 7:00pmIn celebration of Pius XI High School’s 85th year, the Choral Music Department will be paying tribute to our school with a preview of a commissioned piece based on the writings of Pope Pius XI, American folk music and a special patriotic tribute to our faculty, staff and students who have served our country.
All tickets $8.00
Military Veterans are admitted FREE – call the ticket office for information
PIUS XI HIGH SCHOOL And the cast and crew of NUNSENSE HONORS
THE SCHOOL SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
One of the founding orders of Pius XI High School
NUNSENSE – OCT 23 thru OCT 26
Winner! Four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical in its original New York production, this hilarious international hit was revived in New York with a male cast Nunsense A Men!
“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!” -N.Y. Times
“You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” - Entertainment Tonight
“Inspired madness! Go see it!” - Jewish Post and Opinion
Questions? Call the Ticket Office at 414.290.0204 or e-mail us!
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.
THE TROJAN WOMEN
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.