Residents and families filled the auditorium during the January 6, Open House, to enjoy the world premiere of an original play written by Little Sisters of the Poor Activities Director, Helen Miner.
“What Happened That Night At Bethlehem” combined music and humor in a tribute to the true meaning of Christmas, delightfully presented by the Residents.
The three-act play centered around the Residents’ plan to win the $10,000 prize in a holiday costume contest and surprise St. Mary’s Home and Mother Patricia with the money. As any regular theater-goer can tell you, all did not go as planned. After the costumes mysteriously disappeared, the Residents had to improvise with purchases made at the Dollar Store.
Creating new costumes from pot and pans, Christmas tree lights and pajamas, the Residents of St. Mary’s captured the 2nd place prize of nuts and fruit, which they presented to Mother with apologies.
It did end happily ever after, however, when Mother Patricia assured the disappointed Residents, “What you did tonight for your home has shown the real Christmas spirit – we truly are a family.”
The Cast and Crew of “What Happened That Night At Bethlehem.”
Helen Miner, Director; Luz Cornejo, Assistant Director; Josephine Mendoza, Dresser and Stage Support, and Charmaine Biskup, Music.
Our Resident Actors: Ralph Doffin, Mary Haughey, Helen Hossa, Esther Kacen, Eleanor Killian, Helen Linzer, William Osquino, Else Sawicki, Betty Vaughan, Frances Villa, Ann Young.