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The Life of St. Clare of Assisi: A Theatrical Exploration


Directed by Mark Larson and Kristin Kusanovich

Feb. 17, 18, 20
Mission Santa Clara

How might the life and writings of Clare of Assisi speak to the Santa Clara community today? In a theatrical performance, follow the life of St. Clare from her early days in Assisi to her dramatic flight from her wealthy family to the founding of the Order of Poor Ladies, all influenced by her long association with St. Francis. The University’s 12th-century namesake is also the patron saint of television (digital as well as analog), telephones, and good weather. Find out how much she has to teach us in the 21st century.

In addition to the performance, join us Feb. 19 for a symposium on “Clare of Assisi: Light for Identity, Community, and Humanity.” Theatre and film director Mark Larson, Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Dance Kristin Kusanovich, and other artists and scholars influenced by St. Clare’s teachings will be on hand. The symposium takes place 4-6 p.m. in the St. Clare Room in the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library. The show and symposium are supported by a Bannan Grant.

For more information, visit the St. Clare blog.