St. Peter Parish in West Brandywine, Chester County, will present a one-woman play on the life of St. Therese on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
Audrey Ahern performs the title role in “Therese: The Story of a Soul,” directed by Patti Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions. It will be performed in St. Peter Church, located at 2835 Manor Road (Route 82) in West Brandywine.
According to promoters, the play speaks directly to the audience with humor, grace and humility with an honest, loving portrait of a real girl who struggled with anxieties but overcame these obstacles by trusting in God.
St. Therese’s direct spirituality speaks powerfully to today’s busy culture with the encouraging message that anyone can become a saint.
The musical score of the play was composed by Sister Clare Sokol, herself a Carmelite nun like St. Therese. Because of her deep understanding of the spirituality of St. Therese, she was able to capture the simplicity and romance of a young girl in love with God.
Sister Clare and scriptwriter Patti Defilippis worked closely together to achieve an authenticity that would do justice to St. Therese, who died in 1897 at the age of 24. She was canonized in 1924.
The play is suitable for all ages and especially young people. There is no charge for admission but a free-will offering will be accepted.