Duquesne Students Perform Pope John Paul II's 'The Jeweler's Shop'
Duquesne University students will perform in The Jeweler's Shop, the three-act play written by Karol Wojtyla in 1960, prior to his being named Pope John Paul II. The play, which explores relationships between men and women, and the joys and pain of love and marriage, is being held in conjunction with The Phenomenology of John Paul II symposium at Duquesne. The performances are free and open to the public. The Jeweler's Shop was performed several times on Polish radio, then resurfaced in the 1980s as a movie starring Burt Lancaster. Wojtyla, by then Pope John Paul II, received a screenwriting credit.
The late pontiff had long been involved with the theater. As a student of literature, then priest, bishop and archbishop, he acted, directed and wrote dramatic criticism, made a Polish translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and authored six plays.
Where: Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University
When: Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.
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