St. Paul’s to Celebrate Holy Week With Passion Play

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Briggs Assembly Center, the community is invited to attend the annual St. Paul’s School Marian Players production of the “Passion Play,” a reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ. The play is directed by Denny Charbonnet, and students from St. Paul’s,  St. Scholastica Academy, and the local Home School Association take part in this event. A musical backdrop is provided by a mixture of students, faculty, and alumni of St. Paul’s.  Each year promises a very powerful, moving performance.

In addition to the free public performance this evening, two showings of the play will also be performed on Wednesday for students of St. Paul’s, and they are scheduled to start at 10:39 a.m. and 11:24 a.m.  There will be a special, two-lunch schedule for that day. All 8th and 9th graders will attend the 10:39 showing, and 10th-12th grade will attend the 11:24 show.

STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK COOKSt. Paul's senior Thomas Boudreaux hangs from the cross as the crucified Jesus during a passion play by the school drama department, The Marian Players, in the student center Wednesday, March 19, 2008. The annual drama is viewed by all students before Good Friday to rember the sacrifice of Jesus.

The annual production has been a tradition at the school since 1999. In this 2008 production, then St. Paul’s senior Thomas Boudreaux hung from the cross as the crucified Jesus. This year’s production will feature senior Lyle Manion.
[Photo credit: Chuck Cook, Times-Picayune)

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