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AT RICHMOND FAIR in the operetto "Martha," are Mildred Sanders as Martha, Jean Weber lLionelt
Evelyn Olsen lNancyl, and Jane Hersey lPlunketl, Peasants and court members look on as their
ioy gives place to song.
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Realistically portraying one ofthe most interesting phases
of the Catholic literary revival during the Victorian era,
seniors from the Academy and Saint Augustine's presented
the three-act drama, "Look Sunward, Angel," written and
directed by Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA, May 6, 7,
Unfolding the life of Alice Meynell lEvelyn Olsenl, the
play captures the leader of the Victorian renaissance at the
height of her influence.
At the opening, the Meynells are entertaining some of
the more illustrious members of their literary circle: Oscar
Wilde iDavid Farrelll, Francis Thompson lTom Raunerl,
and Coventry Patmore lVince Learnardl.
Later Alice, through flashbacks, recalls the turning points
of her life which include the days spent with her family and
the first meeting with her husband, Wilfred Uohn Hutchin-
BEFORE DRESS REHEARSAL Evelyn Ol-
sen receives last minute instructions
from Father Aherne for recording lines
recalling highlights of the past in
Alice MeyneIl's life.
MR. THOMPSON, Alice's father, iVic-
tor Buono, seated leftl, reads a favo-
rite poem to Francis Thompson
lThomas Raunerl, while Alice Mey-
nell iEvelyn Olsenl and her husband
Wilfred lJohn Hutchinsonl correct
the galleys for the next issue of their
"Merrie England," Showing early and
precocious interest in creative writing,
Viola lTheresa Hart, centerl reads
her essay on their famous mother to
Monica lMarsha Adkins, leftl and
Olivia lBarbaranne Tuckerl.
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NANCY LEVELYN OLSENl comforts Lady Harriet lMildred
Sandersl in her plight of boredom. Other ladies of the court
gather in the garden to look on sympathetically.
MRS. MARGUERITE MATHER applies make-up with a skillful
hand to Mildred Sanders.
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Playing a two-night run in the Academy audi-
torium, April I6-17, the three-act operetta,
"Martha," recounted the adventures of a Lady of
the Court who decided a serving maid's life was
far happier than hers.
Traveling incognito to Richmond Fair, Lady Har-
riet lMildred Sandersl and her loyal friend, Nancy
lEvelyn Olsenl, assume the names "Martha" and
"Betsy Ann." Due to a series of mishaps, Martha
and Betsy find themselves engaged by Plunket
l.lane Herseyl and Lionel lJean Weberl, two
wealthy farmers, to work for one year. Their
escape and pursuit prove that crime does not pay,
and a bargain made is a bargain binding!
One of the Academy's best and most ambitious
musical endeavors, the cast was under the direction
of Sister Aileen Francis lmusicl, Mrs. Marguerite
Mather ldramal, Mrs. Bliss Stribling ldancingl, and
Sister Mary Lawrence lscenery, costumes, and pro-
DRAMA omscron, MRS. X
Marguerite Mather, gives
pointers as she reheorses
lines with operetta cast.
STEPS to be used in a fox-
hunt number in "Martha," is
Mrs. Bliss Stribling lleftl,
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Reverend Joseph Gallagher, USN chaplain, welcomed a choir of thirty girls
who arrived by bus to chant the Mass of the Pre-sanctified at l:3O p.m., Good
Friday at the Naval Station. Again on Easter Sunday a choir of fifteen iourneyed
to sing Mass at the Navy base. Senior Mary Ellen Voigt accompanied the High
Mass on the organ. Sister Virginia Joseph, Sodality moderator, directed the
girls on both occasions.
Seniors were happy that the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Good
Counsel, was chosen for the April Sodality Mass.
Student body members attended a High Mass on the North Terrace at 8 a.m.
May 3l, followed by a breakfast in the cafeteria. Later in the day high school
classes and grammar grades assembled on the tennis courts to form the living
Rosary in honor of Our Blessed Mother.
Sodality committee members were chosen to carry banners, symbolizing the
decades. Reciting the rosary, students proceeded along Oregon Street
Circle Drive and North Terrace where they paused to sing hymns of
to Our Lady. Then continuing to the Point, Sodalists concluded their de-
by singing "Queen of May" while prefect Charlene Borgerding crowned
the statue of Mary with a tiara of roses.
In the afternoon, Sodalists enioyed the junior class play "St, Maria Gorettif'
A social hour completed the program for Mary's Day, the new feast of her
LEADING THE PROCESSION on Mary's Day, vice-prefect Mary Pat Fitzgerald carried the Sodality
banner to the Circle Drive followed by Emily Riley, Bonita Fleetwood, Beatrix Flourie, and
Dolores Dowd, committee chairmen.
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