Congratulations on a wonderful performance! You did an amazing job and it was a joy to watch the play unfold on the stage! The audience was deeply moved by your performance, and so was I!
In one of his writings, John Paul II says:
“Through his artistic creativity man appears more than ever in the image of God… Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.”
“These gifts are not simply for ‘me’, nor are they simply for ‘you’, but they are for all- they are for ‘us’!”
Each one of you made the play a beautiful work of art! I could see in your facial expressions, words, and gestures that you truly entered into your characters, that you knew the script and were ready to help each other carry on. You persevered even when the unexpected happened… Each role was important and necessary and the audience knew it.
Thank you to everyone who worked hard ‘behind the scenes’- the stage crew and sewing assistants, Mr. Crawford (for his incredible fencing instruction), Mr. Bertain (for the huge amount of work he did every single day without anyone noticing), Mrs. Strab (for helping with make-up and hair), Miss Carriker (for courageously stepping in into the role of Mother Superior), Mr. Goldman (for painting a beautiful garden scene), and everyone else who helped without me being aware of it.
Thank you for sharing your gift with everyone on Saturday night! It will be a great memory to keep! I hope to see you next year!
Photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzRiUy