Once a Catholic

Once a Catholic

by: Mary O'Malley

by: Mary O'Malley

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Once a Catholic

Once a Catholic

by: Mary O'Malley

by: Mary O'Malley

Overview

This extremely funny comedy based on the author's school days in a London convent does not necessarily finish the title phrase with "always a Catholic." Rather, this play, a celebrated prize-winner and a critical success, is about the resilience of children to survive in spite of, not because of, their upbringing and indoctrination.

All the girls in Class 5A are called Mary (apart from one Maria). One, an innocent who has not yet learned the gentle art of deception, finds herself the perpetual scapegoat. The author concentrates principally on the amusing ways the girls deal with the dogma constantly pumped into them. Hilarious moments have a more serious underlying theme: how true does much of this remain today?

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Mary O'Malley

Mary O'Malley

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