The Trial of Mother Teresa
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
May 29, 2009 - June 21, 2009
A cage-match for moralists, a Lincoln-Douglas debate for the faithful, a three-ring circus for doubters-all are contained within The Trial of Mother Teresa, directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland. Outside of space and time, Mother Teresa and Joan of Arc meet for the first time. United by chance in a purgatorial limbo, the two women bond over their lives as religious icons. As they share their thoughts on celebrity and sainthood, the pair is judged by a panel of famous male writers bent on either inquisition or canonization, whichever comes first. This incisive commentary uses gender, faith, and doubt to challenge our deepest beliefs about the nature of privacy in the age of publicity.
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Director Liz Neerland Playwright Danielle Blackbird Assistant Director Kate Hanson Stage Manager Maria Howes Set Designer Brian Hesser Sound Designer John McCormick Costume Designer Amanda Gran Mother Theresa Roneet Aliza Rahamim Joan of Arc Jane Froiland Cardinal 1 Heidi Berg Cardinal 2 KariAnn Craig Cardinal 3 Eric Ringham Cardinal 4 David Otto Simanek Technical Director Brian Hesser Charge Artist Ursula K. Bowden Set Crew Andrew Chambers Set Crew Jesse Corder Set Crew Josh Cragun Set Crew Andrea M Gross