Student Assistants: Chris Luce, Jim Kurtz '85, Jon McGovern '87, Brian Stergar '86
Father Brian Rivard: Michael Abbott '85
Amos: Abbott Smith '85
Erna Prindle: Linda Stover
Toby Felker: Greg Hockemeyer '85
Sister Rita: Dana Warner Fisher
Mrs. Shandig: Sue Meek Ford
Prosecutor: Michael Shaw '87
Monsignor Nicholson: Adam Crowe '85
Louise: Jennifer Ostermeier
Sound: Kyle Carr '85
Assistant Props Master: Matt Brown '88
Deck Electrician: Chris Luce
Graphics: Laura Conners
A strange set of circumstances caused the brilliant Father Rivard to be banished to the small town of Solon, Michigan in 1911, to administer a poor and sparsely settled rural parish. Here the ebullient and sensitive Sister Rita received an assignment and subsequently, through another twist of fate, moves into the parish house with the priest and his housekeeper. The interaction of their lives and especially the development of a deep relationship between the priest and the nun reaches a climax with the shocking murder of Sister Rita. The play, however, is not so much of a murder mystery as a meditation of the nature of God and the world and the way people perceive their relationship to both.
This page is part of an ongoing project to document the history of the theatre productions performed at Wabash College. If you have information not included on this page, please contact the Theater Department or Professor Dwight Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).