Religion and stage plays a tricky mix

Dominic Papatola
Dominic Papatola
MPR Photo/Jim Bickal

This weekend, local audiences can find nuns at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and the Ordway in St. Paul, and a Lutheran pastor at the Plymouth Playhouse.

The plays that feature these characters are all light-hearted holiday offerings, but mixing religion and the arts can be a tricky blend.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola about the implications of using religion as a prop on the stage.

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