On November 14 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and November 15 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Xavier Players will present Look Out, Galileo! directed by John Lewandowski, Madcap Puppet Theatre’s Artistic Director. This is the first show in the Hats Off series collaboration established with Madcap. Tickets cost $7 each. They can be purchased online now at https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com and can be purchased by phone beginning November 1 by calling (513) 745-3939.
The show will take the audience on a journey through time and science joining Galileo on his quest to prove the earth revolves around the sun. Throughout the play, the evil scientist, Simplico, attempts to thwart the hero. Giant puppets bring the action to life in this unique and comical adventure that stresses the importance of asking questions. Scientific experiments also join in on the fun in telling the ancient stories of Cassiopeia and Egyptian Sunrise. This play is sure to leave the audience both educated and entertained!
Cast members will be participating in Community Action Day and Shanty Town Service projects in conjunction with this show. 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.
Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition through its College of Arts &Sciences, College of Health, Social Sciences & Education, and Williams College of Business. Founded in 1831, the university is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No.3 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 371 Colleges in America.”