Made in God’s image . . . even ogres

Photo by Chuck Nields, Nields Photography

Photo by Chuck Nields, Nields Photography

Everyone is made in God’s image and likeness — even giant green ogres. That’s the message behind the rollicking rendition of “Shrek! The Musical” being performed this weekend at Visitation School in Mendota Heights. It’s a distinctly Salesian theme, reflecting the philosophy of St. Francis de Sales, founder of the Visitation order, who famously said, “Be who you are and be that well.”

Sophomore Anna Evans, a member of St. Joseph in West St. Paul who plays Gingi (the gingerbread man), said she has reflected on the musical’s self-acceptance anthem and what makes her unique, a charge from director Wendy Short-Hays. “I can be who God created me to be and be that for other people. Even though we’re all different, we can all be one and work together toward a common goal,” Evans said.

“Shrek! The Musical” is being performed on Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m., and the final performance is a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 11.

 

 

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