The Jeweler's Shop

by  Boleslaw Taborski, Paul Cassanova, Pope John Paul II

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f

"A marvelous play with a message... [and] dramatic power that moves the audience to tears." - Catholic Advocate

"A beautiful true to life love story; everyone must see it." - Tommi Murray, Mary of Heaven Church, Brooklyn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The most widely produced of the plays by Pope John Paul II, The Jeweler's Shop made its Off Broadway debut in 1994. Ideal for church chancel as well as stage productions, this poetic drama explores the aspects of human existence expressed through love and marriage. Songs by Paul Cassanova of the group, Please, which use one acoustic guitar as accompaniment, project a youthful timeliness and hope.
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Reviews

"A marvelous play with a message... [and] dramatic power that moves the audience to tears." - Catholic Advocate

"The play impacted me personally. It dramatized how we transmit our lives to our children." - Catherine Hennessey, Our Lady of Mercy, Queens

"Moving." - Nona Aguilar, St. Vincent de Paul Church

"A beautiful true to life love story; everyone must see it." - Tommi Murray, Mary of Heaven Church, Brooklyn

"Touches the soul." - Agnes Birnbaum, St. Elizabeth Church, New York

"A romantic play filled with inspiring messages." - Feli Reyes, Immaculate Conception Church, New York

"I was moved by... the idea of setting the world aside for the deeper meaning of marriage." - Ramo De Lilo, St. Angela Merci Church, Bronx

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 3f
TERESA - a young woman in her twenties, an office secretary, educated, warm, gentle, and with a brigh, twinkly sense of humor.
ANDREW - a young man in his twenties, serious, on the executive track,despite himself very much in love with Teresa, and they have a good marriage. He is tall.
ANNA - we meet her when she is already married to Steven. She is a homemaker and has three small children.
STEPHEN - he is Anna's blue collar husband. A direct person, who rarely shows emotion.
CHRISTOPHER - a young man in his early twenties, hopelessly in love with Monica.
MONICA - slightly younger than Christpoher, she is shy, frightened of a relationship, but does love Christopher.
ADAM -  he is a timeless, ageless man. At once many things to many peopel with a charming personna.
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Casting Notes

Plus 1 on-stage guitarist

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Authors

Boleslaw Taborski

Boleslaw Taborski

Paul Cassanova

Paul Cassanova

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, sometimes called Blessed John Paul or John Paul the Great, born Karol Józef Wojtyła, was the head of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 to his death in 2005. He was the second longest-serving pope in history and the first non-Italian since Pope Adrian VI, who died in 1523.  ...

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