St. Norbert College's presents Lisa Wagner-Carollo’s one-woman performance of the play “Haunted by God: the Life of Dorothy Day”

Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

From , September 16, 2011
by Chris Swietlik, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College Division of Mission and Student Affairs, together with the St. Norbert Peace and Justice Center, invite the community to Lisa Wagner-Carollo's one-woman performance of the play "Haunted by God: the Life of Dorothy Day" on Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. The performance will be held in the Walter Theater in the Hall of Fine Arts on the college campus.

The play focuses on the life of Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement in 1933 and a woman The New York Times called a "nonviolent social radical of luminous personality." An advocate for peace, women's suffrage and better conditions for the poor, Day has been called "the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of the American Catholic Church."

"Haunted by God" was written by Paul Amandes, Lisa Wagner-Carollo and Robert McClory. Directed by Virginia Smith, with costume and set design by Daniel Ostling, this acclaimed production has been touring the U.S. since May 1990 and toured Europe in February and March 1994. The play was also performed at the Pax Christi International Conference in Assisi, Italy, in May 1995.

Regarding Wagner-Carollo's performance, Jack Helbig of New City wrote that it is "so riveting-she plays, with equal ease, Day as a young Greenwich Village bohemian, as middle-aged radical, and as an elderly wise leader-that even those not entirely sympathetic with Day's sadly unfashionable views on U.S. imperialism and feeding the poor will be moved."

Tickets to the performance are free, but donations will be accepted. Admission is open to everyone.

For more information about the performance, contact Daniel Robinson at 920-403-3079 or daniel.robinson@snc.edu.