A Dark Comedy
by Michael Hollinger
October 29 - November 27, 2021
Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and their bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
This play was directed by Michele Richey and featured Gene Griesbach, Dean R Dicks, Mark Maccato, Jorge Delarosa, Alice Rhoades, Darius Hollis, Jana Smith & Judith Mallernee with Roxana Maccato backstage and Leia Spialter in the tech booth.