Friday, November 16, 2018

In alignment with our strategic plan and after an illuminating and successful Convocation that powerfully explored the intersection of the arts and theology, we are excited to dive into another of the arts. For the first-time ever at VTS, we are bringing in the world premiere of a play called Lady Misrule: a Dark Tale from the Jolliest of Places.

When disgraced ad man Stephen Wurth learns of his daughter’s death, the only thing more shocking than the news is where he must go to retrieve her: the North Pole. There he’ll be embroiled in a battle for the meaning of Christmas with Santa Claus, Santa’s estranged daughter, a one-time bully, an enigmatic elf and a host of merry eccentrics. Paul Sapp’s Noir-ish mystery explores issues of belief, faith, and the dirty work of doing good deeds. It will be performed for two nights in the Multipurpose room in Addison Academic Center, November 30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a festive reception at 6:45 p.m. before each performance with a Q and A with the actors and director after Saturday night’s performance.

This play is a wry commentary on our dark times. It is not appropriate for young children, so please heed this warning.The play depicts alcohol and marijuana consumption, sexual inference on stage, as well as some profanity. We hope those of you on the hill will take advantage of having original, provocative theater in our own backyard and we hope to welcome many from the community at large who will experience theater at VTS for the very first time. This is a free event, but registration through Eventbrite is required. Save the dates and come support art at VTS.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President
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