An oil lamp

Mass Appeal

by Bill C. Davis

March 8th - April 7th

Father Timothy Farley has always preached about miracles – now he has to perform one.

Father Tim Farley, a lover of the good things in life, is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. Without realizing it, he has resorted to flattering his parishioners and entertaining them with sermons that skirt any disturbing issues, in order to protect his Mercedes, his trips abroad and the generous supply of fine wines that grace his table (and his desk drawer). His well-ordered world is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson, an intense and idealistic young seminarian whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing. There is immediate conflict between the two as the younger man challenges the older priest’s sybaritic ways, while Father Farley is appalled by Mark’s confession that he had led a life of bisexual promiscuity before entering the priesthood. In the final essence their confrontation is a touching yet very funny examination of the nature of friendship, courage and the infinite variety of love, as the older man is reminded of the firebrand he once was, and the younger comes to realize that forbearance is as vital to the Christian ethic as righteousness.

Adult Tickets – $35

Student Tickets – $20

Directed by Keith Gerth

Father Tim Farley

portrayed by

Tim Kough

Mark Dolson

portrayed by

RJ Cecott

Understudy - Father Tim Farley

portrayed by

Edward Voci

Understudy - Mark Dolson

portrayed by

Kyle Quinlivan