Sr. Nancy Murray as St. Catherine of Siena, one-woman show Wednesday night

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Sr. Nancy Murray, sibling of actor Billy Murray, brings her one-woman show as St. Catherine of Siena to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7 p.m., March 8.

Join us for Sr. Nancy Murray’s one-woman play as St Catherine of Siena. Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m. in the church. While not as famous as her brother, actor Bill Murray, she certainly inherited the family acting gene. Please join us for this engaging and enlightening performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow. Admission is free.

Her show is called “St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times,” and though it began nine years ago as a handful of benefit performances, it bloomed into a cottage industry for Murray and the nuns back in Adrian. It is not a hip show or even particularly spectacular theater: It tells the story of the 14th Century Italian Dominican teenager who served the needy and sick and lobbied (successfully) to restore the pope’s seat to Rome. It has 14 characters; Murray plays all of them, wrapped in a white tunic, her faux Italian accent slipping into that famous Murray deadpan.

“St. Catherine” has been so popular — with requests for performances coming in daily from church groups in Australia and Vietnam, parishes in Florida and East Timor — that, in 2004, Adrian Dominican asked Murray to make the show her outreach, her way of bringing a paycheck into the congregation.

Other sisters work in hospitals. Some do social work. Performance has become Murray’s ministry. She has been so busy at it, the show has its own office, with an intern. Indeed, Murray has been so in demand that she spends at least half the year on the road.
Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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