"A lightning-fast farce" will be presented
by Iowa State University
Theatre when "Incorruptible" hits the Fisher Theater
stage in early October.
"Incorruptible," the Michael Hollinger-penned play, has
been called "rich in both verbal and physical humor."
It's the 13th century and the local monastery in Priseaux, France,
is running out of money. Saint Foy ("faith" in English),
the monastery's patron saint, hasn't worked a miracle in 13 years.
All eyes turn to the Pope whose visit will surely restore the abbey
to its former glory by encouraging other pilgrims to make the trek.
That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint
Foy - and their bones are working miracles.
All seems lost until the destitute monks learn an outrageous new
way to pay old debts.
Stone, assistant professor in ISU Theatre, is the play's director.
When "Incorruptible" was first presented in the form of
a staged reading in 1992, Stone was Hollinger's assistant and was
part of that original performance.
"Hollinger creates a metaphor to offer a perspective on faith
and how we rationalize our actions," Stone says. "The
themes and questions can be applied to many situations we face in
all aspects of our lives, our culture, and our society. Like a coil,
faith resists when pressed and loses its integrity when stretched
"Incorruptible" features Iowa State actors Jason Hurts,
Derek Paper, Nate Zobel, Clayton Johnson, Scott Morehead, Jennifer
Phillips, Allison Heckley and Megan Powers.
The farce will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3-4 and 10, with
a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 12.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5.50 for students