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Alternative Break Inspires Ministry, Service

Chris Lytle

For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann (now sophomores) embarked on Marian University’s alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, the young women witnessed abject poverty - hungry people, living in a food desert, their lives oftentimes made even more complicated by a lack of education, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse.

Enter Sr. Susan Pleiss, OSF, pastoral associate at Good Shepherd Parish, the only Catholic Church in Campton, and all of Wolfe County. Both Mary and Kaylee were inspired by Sr. Susan’s outreach efforts...read more

More than Trifles

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  • Dates: 20 – 20 Nov, 2013
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Address: Peine Arena Theatre in Fisher Hall
  • Contact: Kristopher D. Steege
  • Email: kdsteege@marian.edu

Pulitzer prize winning playwright Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was an author ahead of her time writing passionately about contemporary issues on gender and ethics. We will celebrate three of her works this fall in Peine Arena Theatre with Trifles, considered one of the most important American plays ever written, as the centerpiece. This drama, based on an actual case in rural Iowa, is a study of roles as men search in vain for material clues to a farmer’s murder while the women, brought along to clean the site, are ignored. Through their work and observations, the women deduct the sequence of events that led to the tragedy. On a lighter note, Suppressed Desires follows the results of a woman’s preoccupation with Freud’s theories of dream analysis when she applies them to her husband and sister. Much to her chagrin, not everyone, including herself, are happy with the results. The final play will be chosen from two of Glaspell’s allegorical one acts, The Outside or The People, after the auditions and casting.

Ticket Prices:

  • Tickets are free to Marian University Students, Faculty, and Staff with Marian University I.D. and non-perishable food donation.
  • Regular admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, students, senior citizens, and Marian alumni.

Tickets can be reserved in advance by emailing boxoffice@marian.edu

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