For a sneak peek behind the scenes of the new drama, written and produced by Jesuit High School students in Sacramento, play the videos below. Imago Dei: Journeys of Courage, Hope & Home is about the experiences of refugees and the forcibly displaced and based on Jesuit Refugee Service's 30 years of accompaniment, service and advocacy on behalf of refugees. JHS Sacramento premiers the play tonight.
Earlier this year Jesuit Refugee Service/USA pitched the idea of commissioning Jesuit Drama students to use true accounts compiled by JRS/USA from years of assisting and supporting uprooted people to write a script and produce a play.
JRS/USA hopes the play will allow audiences to "stand in the shoes" of forcibly displaced people and refugees to gain a deeper understanding of what life is like for them.
In addition to students from Jesuit High School, other student actors come from St. Francis High, El Camino High and Rio Americano High. The students will perform seven shows over two weeks. On November 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 all shows are at 7:30 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November 13.
JHS Sacramento drama about refugees opens this week
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