by Michael Hollinger
Directed by Dan Shaw
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 11, 12 & 13, 2024
Welcome to Priseaux, France – 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the true relics of Saint Foy—and their bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
“A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor.” —American Theatre
“Everything fits snugly in this funny, endearing black comedy.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“A farcical romp, scintillating and irreverent.” —Philadelphia Weekly