|One-woman Drama on Life of Saint Faustina Comes to Chicago Area |
6/23/2004 - Catholic performing artist Nancy Scimone will present her one-woman drama on the life of Saint Faustina throughout the Chicago, Illinois area during her July midwest tour. Using excerpts from the Saint’s diary as her script, Scimone seeks to create the person of Saint Faustina before the audience. Saint Faustina Kowalska died in 1938 at the age of 33, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in April 2000. After each dramatic segment, Scimone sings a song relating to the scene, with music drawn from both traditional and original sacred music. Fully costumed, Scimone presents her drama without scenery or props, with the intent that the simplicity of presentation maintains the focus on the spoken delivery of the script.