Minneapolis-based Open Window Theatre will host a benefit performance of "The Jeweler's Shop" by Saint John Paul II for Saint Paul's Outreach on Thursday, October 9. This is a great way to honor the canonization of St. John Paul II and his artistic legacy while also supporting his New Evangelization through the work of Saint Paul's Outreach!
Located in the Metropolis Minneapolis building, Open Window Theatre is a 100 seat black box studio theatre a few blocks north of the Basilica of St. Mary near the Hennepin Theatre District.
Tickets for the October 9 showing of "The Jeweler's Shop" are $30 each, with 50% of every ticket sold being donated back to Saint Paul's Outreach. A total of 75 tickets are available for the benefit on October 9. Please join us in thanking OWT for their wonderful support of our ministry!
THE JEWELER'S SHOP
by Karol Wotjla (Saint John Paul II)
Thursday, October 9, 7:45 pm (approx. run time 90 minutes)
If you are unable to attend on October 9 but would still like to support Saint Paul's Outreach by attending this play, you may purchase tickets to any other performance in the run between September 26 - October 26 and use the passcode "SPO" in order to have $5 of your ticket purchase donated back to Saint Paul's Outreach. You may use the "SPO" passcode online or over the phone through Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006), or simply mention it over the phone if calling the Open Window Theatre box office directly. You may also provide the passcode when purchasing tickets at the door for any performance.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets for the special benefit performance on October 9 can ONLY be purchased by calling the Open Window Theatre box office at 612-615-1515. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GET TICKETS ONLINE, as they will appear to be sold out.
More information about the show itself can be found on the OWT website.
A great proponent of the arts in addition to being an accomplished actor, poet and playwright, Karol Wojtyla (Saint Pope John Paul II) penned several plays during his life and even co-founded an underground theater in Nazi occupied Poland during World War II. “The Jeweler’s Shop” is his best-known play and a true work of art that probes the depths of human love, longing, brokenness, and ultimately, hope.
This profound drama explores the mystery and pitfalls of love in the lives of three couples: a newlywed couple, a veteran married couple whose marriage is on the rocks, and then twenty some years later the son of the first couple and the daughter of the second, now engaged to one another. The journey of each couple is touched and influenced by the enigmatic figure of the town jeweler. This timeless poetic drama was the subject of a 1989 film starring Burt Lancaster, Ben Cross and Olivia Hussey, and made its New York debut in 1994 Off Broadway.