On October 22-25 at 7:30 pm and 1 p.m. on October 24, Xavier Players will present Children ofEden by John Caird with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Tickets cost $15 each ($7 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased day of show; $5 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased in advance). Tickets can be purchased on-line 24/7 at: https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com.
Children of Eden is a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go.
“Audiences immediately experience that the relationships between Father, Adam and Eve have more to do with earthly families, their immediate challenges and their generational legacies,” says Cathy Springfield, director of performing arts at Xavier. It is a perfect show to run during Xavier’s annual Parent Weekend.
Cast members will be working with students with disabilities this year and will be promoting the Starfire Council and its efforts. It is the philosophy of the Xavier Players to combine real-life experiences in the form of meaningful service that relates to the issues presented in the plays. The players believe it is in this act of service that one truly become socially aware. Xavier, as a Catholic Jesuit University, strives to form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success. Part of the way the Society of Jesus deals with prejudice is through the promotion of justice in bringing the marginalized to the mainstream.