Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

By Katie Forgette
Directed by Blake Robison

JAN. 29 - FEB. 27, 2022
Marx Theatre

About the Show

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where chaotic hilarity ensues. The O’Sheas are just like any other family in town: middle-class, Irish, Catholic and determined not to offend the priest or the parish. It’s 1973, and public ridicule in their community is the ultimate nightmare, according to 19-year-old Linda O’Shea. With dry yet affectionate humor, she narrates the most turbulent day of her life when a series of mishaps jeopardizes the family’s reputation. It takes every O’Shea in the house — from Linda’s quirky younger sister to her sassy aunt — to keep the family’s name (and their souls) in good standing. Whether you’ve grown up Catholic or you simply can relate to the craziness of family, this new comedy will leave you in stitches.

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Advisory

Recommended for ages 13 and up. Characters discuss taboo Catholic topics like contraception, sex and sexuality, and pregnancy. They also use adult language and the Lord’s name in vain quite a few times.


 

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Artists

Barbara Chisholm

Theresa "Terri" Carmichael

Erin Noel Grennan

Josephine "Jo" O'Shea

Elli Maddock

Becky O'Shea

John Plumpis

Mike O'Shea/Father Lovett/Betty Heckenbach

Elise Rucker

Linda O'Shea

Katie Forgette

Playwright

Blake Robison

Director

Jo Winiarski

Set Designer

Kathleen Geldard

Costume Designer

Xavier Pierce

Lighting Designer

Matthew M. Nielson

Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Brooke Redler

Stage Manager

Andrea L. Shell

Second Stage Manager

Brandon T. Holmes

Assistant Stage Manager

Sponsors

Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.