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Mother Teresa Play Directed by Alumna of University of St. Thomas in Houston

Katharine Hatcher, an alumna of University of St. Thomas in Houston (UST), is directing a play about the relationship between British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

Mother TeresaPerformances of "Malcolm and Teresa" are running from May 22 to June 23. Marianne Ivany, wife of UST President Robert Ivany, is supporting the production.

UST recently hosted two events on campus in anticipation of the play. On May 3, drama students were treated to an interview with playwright Cathal Gallagher. On May 4 students attended a panel discussion titled "In the Words of Mother Theresa," which discussed how "faith impacts one's response to the poor."

Mother Teresa’s love and grace has crossed cultural barriers and warmed hearts around the world. To exemplify and celebrate her observance of the value of humanity, the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department is partnering with Houston’s A.D. Players for a weekend of events to premier the performance of “Malcolm and Teresa,” ...

“I will forever be in debt to UST for the education I received and the relationships I formed there, and I feel very blessed that the Lord has allowed me to be involved once again with St. Thomas is a way that is very near to my heart,” Hatcher said. “I am also extremely grateful to the University, Mrs. Ivany and the rest of the staff and faculty for being so tremendously supportive in this endeavor.” ...

“I am very excited at the prospect of such a strong, mutually beneficial, partnership between A. D. Players and UST, two places that are very dear to my heart,” Hatcher said. “I am particularly excited that the art of theater is sparking so much discussion regarding issues of faith and social justice.”

More information about "Malcom and Teresa," including access to showtimes, can be found here.

University of St. Thomas in Houston is recommended at TheNewmanGuide.com for its strong Catholic identity.

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