Students from Malvern Prep and Villa Maria Academy performed the annual Living Stations of the Cross on Sunday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 4 in the Duffy Arts Center.
Students performed a contemporary staging of the Stations of the Cross with students portraying the events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The lyrics from modern music, performed by the Malvern Liturgical Music Group, acted as narrator of the events.
Michael Pund '12 starred as Jesus, with P.J. Finley '12 as Pontius Pilate, John Oakley '12 as Simon, Connor Mahoney '12, Eddie Morris '12, Dave Zarkoski '12 and Graeme Weaver '12 as guards, Doug Mulhern '12 and Pat Boyle '12 as Apostles. Joining them in the cast were Villa Maria Academy students Amanda Churchvara, Emily Oulton, Brenna Donato, Beth Egan, Ellen Wilson, Caroline Earnest, Caitlin McCallister, Kayleigh Rozwat and Anna Landau-Smith.
Among the songs performed in the show were "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton, "Goodbye Blue Sky" by Pink Floyd, "Renegade" (featuring soloist Sean Irvine ’13) by Styx, "Mary" (featuring Kyle Naser ’12) by Scissor Sisters, "In Your Eyes" (featuring Alex Tran ’13) by Peter Gabriel, "Streets of Philadelphia" (featuring Chris Tiberi ’12) by Bruce Springsteen, "Philadelphia" (featuring Joe Canuso ’14) by Neil Young, and "Believe" (featuring Matt Griswold ’12) by Lenny Kravitz.
The Living Stations were directed by Malvern teachers Larry Legner and Ed Liga. See below for video highlights from Wednesday's wonderful performance.