Frostburg State University Theatre will present Michael Hollinger’s “Incorruptible” on Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and again Nov. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
“Incorruptible” takes place in Priseaux, France, circa 1250 AD. The Abbott and his brother monks have fallen on hard times as Sainte Foy, the patron saint of the monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in 13 years. The future rests with the Pope, whose promised visit will surely entice pilgrimages and restore the abbey to its former glory. Everything goes according to plan until a rival church claims to possess the actual relics of Sainte Foy. Their bones are working miracles and their coffers are overflowing. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
In this dark comedy about the dark ages, Hollinger satirizes the fragility of faith in the face of survival. “Incorruptible” is a fun and gentle rib-poking look at how humans gleefully twist conviction in order to rationalize bad behavior.
For reservations and information, call the theatre box office at 301-687-7462. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for non-students.
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