Innovative programs, faculty and student achievements and fun things to do on campus are the stuff of some pretty interesting stories at Saint Mary's.

"Hiking Up to the Cross" is an original production that will be performed Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday April 9 evenings.  The performance will be held in Ferroggiaro Quad, beginning at 5:30. 

The concept for the play began two years ago when the Provost, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Academics, Vice Provost of Graduate Programs, Vice President for Mission and the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts were introduced to performance artist/actor Richard Geer.  Geer is founder and director of Community Performance International that for years has worked with towns to gather the stories that define their cultures.  He was invited to do the same at Saint Mary's College.


Geer first came on campus during the Spring of 2013 and met with students in a day long workshop to share stories about the college.   His three-week residence allowed him to delve further into those experiences. He is discreet; he assured students that their stories would be woven into a production in such a way that no one could identify a particular individual. He returned during the Fall term for further story gathering before turning the raw material over to his play write, Jules Corriere.  Rehearsals for Hiking Up to the Cross began in early March with a cast of over 30 individuals: students, staff, staff members’ families and even the Provost.

Join us in Ferroggiaro Quad. Hear the stories of Saint Mary's College in a new way.  You will never experience hiking up to the cross in the same way again.

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