As a Lenten gift to the community, Benilde-St. Margaret’s will perform one of its most captivating musicals, “Feast of Life: Stories from the Gospel of Luke,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the school, 2501 Hwy. 100 S., St. Louis Park.
In 2004, BSM was selected to showcase “Feast of Life” at the American High School Theatre Festival, as part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Feast of Life” (an original work written by Marty Haugen with Gary Daigle, student directed by Megan Collins and Shannon Cron, with music direction by Nancy Stockhaus and Jere Lantz) is a musical adaptation of the Gospel of Luke. After BSM performed it at the National Catholic Educational Association Conference in 2001, the show was asked to tour. It was so well received that it was professionally filmed and distributed in DVD format before the Scotland performances.
On the Fringe Festival website, a 5-star review labeled it “compelling.” The reviewer further wrote, “[It] was such a breath of fresh air from the usual Fringe venues. . . . I felt empowered and moved to make a difference in the world after experiencing this masterpiece. Marty Haugen’s work is pure genius.”
No reservations are needed for the free performance March 24. A portion of the free-will offering that will be taken will be donated to the charity Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an orphanage in Guatemala.