The Holy O

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Making its West Coast premiere this March, THE HOLY O by Lauren Hance does not shy away from the often paradoxical intersection of body and spirit. Vera, a vivacious and possibly lost woman, is contemplating becoming a Catholic nun but has never considered celibacy one of her virtues. Her situation is complicated by the onset of visions and rapturous prayers. As her sordid story unfolds, Vera shares stories of other women’s experiences exploring the connection between the body, the spirit, and sexuality. Vera interacts with the audience as they become characters from her past and saints in her present. Will Vera enter the religious life or abandon it for something better?

THE HOLY O borders between interactive and immersive theatre as the audience is invited to become part of the story and determine its outcome. Vera’s journey is interwoven with stories inspired by interviews with dozens of women and female-identifying people.

Made possible through:
- River & Rail Theatre (Knoxville, TN). Through the power and beauty of theatre, River & Rail seeks to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity.
- Out of Mind Productions (Houston, TX). Out of Mind Productions creates stories that stir the heart.

For more information visit www.theholyoplay.com.

Solofest Performance:
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 8 pm

The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

TRT approximately 60 minutes.

This play is not suitable for children.