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Video: Curtain rises at Jesuit High Sacramento
November 03, 2011

Video: Curtain rises at Jesuit High Sacramento
Jesuit High School of Sacramento Drama Director Ed Trafton discusses a scene Wednesday with Mayme O'Toole, 17, a student actor from St. Francis High School. The JHS produced drama premiers Thursday Nov. 2. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)
(Sacramento) November 3, 2011 — The curtain rises tonight on Sacramento Jesuit High School's production Imago Dei: Journeys of Courage, Hope & Home. Jesuit Refugee Service/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.

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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