Saint John of the Cross was the greatest poet that Spain has ever known. In Leonardo's warmly moving portrait, he is portrayed as a man in love with God, whose exquisite poetry touches a chord in every heart that cries out for a deeper relationship with our Beloved Lord. Not only is this production a profound contemplative experience, it is also a gripping drama of intrigue and adventure. John of the Cross was captured and held prisoner in a tiny closet by his own Carmelite brothers for nine long months. His harrowing escape forms the highlight of this drama. The saint’s mystical poem, The Spiritual Canticle runs as a connecting thread through the piece, and the suspenseful story keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The musical score for this production is a complete orchestral performance, composed by Randall DeBruyn.
Suitable for ages 8 and up.