September 11 production will benefit Bread and Roses, Guadalupe House

Monday, September 6, 2004

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s Campus Ministry will sponsor a Sept. 11 performance of the one-woman play, “Fool for Christ, the Story of Dorothy Day,” to raise money for Bread and Roses in Olympia and Guadalupe House, a homeless shelter in Tacoma.

The production will be at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. A reception will follow. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $10; $8 for seniors and students $5 for Saint Martin’s students with college i.d.

Actress Sarah Melici plays Dorothy Day, an early 20th century journalist who committed her life to nonviolence, protests against injustice and racism, and helping the poor, homeless, prisoners and others on the society’s fringe. Day’s peace and justice work included co-founding the Catholic Worker newspaper, a radical newspaper promoting the concepts of peace and mercy. Out of the newspaper grew the Catholic Worker Movement, founded in 1933 and still active today.

Melici, a New Jersey-based actress, collaborated with Playright Donald Yonker to write the play, which revolves between Day and about a dozen other characters, all played by Melici.

For more information, please call the college’s office of Campus Ministry, 360-438-4381.

For more information:
Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu