Students perform play about vocations

By Jacqueline Griswold
Staff Writer

Mary Spouse of the Spirit household held their first ever musical event called “Moonlight Propaganda” on April 25 at 5 p.m. in the Gentile Gallery. 

The room was divided into two sides: one for the women and the other for the men. The women’s side was the one that dominated the room. 

As long as one could prove they were happily single, the event only cost 50 cents. 

“It’s kind of a combination of two things. It’s a fundraiser for Mary Spouse of the Spirit household, but it’s also a music performance project by one of our household sisters,” said senior English education major Jobeth Johnson.  

“This is kind of a one-time thing honestly,” said Elizabeth Hildebrand, a sophomore history major, when asked about how often the event was hosted.  

The performance opened up with some good old comedy that made fun of the freshmen dating stereotypes.  

The story featured four main characters: a nun with a ridiculously long name, a sophomore man who struggled with being single, a freshman man who wanted badly to be married and the female student who also desired to be married. 

The play followed these characters through their struggles, and it presented to the audience the message that one’s vocation will happen on God’s timeline, not theirs. 

It also exhibited the theme of finding happiness in one’s singleness.  

The play received lots of applause and laughs from the crowd. The performance also featured original songs created just for the performance. 

“I very much enjoyed my time here tonight. I liked the end when they announced that one of the guys who wanted to be in a relationship so bad was a priest and the other girl was a consecrated single and then the guy you wouldn’t think is in a relationship,” said Samantha Burke, a freshman theology major, after the performance ended.   

“I thought it was pretty good. I thought that the stereotypes were right on the spot and I thought that all the acting was amazing. And the music was student produced which was awesome, commented Mathew Mannix, a junior catechetics major. 

 When asked what his favorite part was Mannix replied, “Definitely the part when the player came out at the end and he was a priest, that was gold.”