Over the Tavern

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50s Catholic school classroom

50s Catholic school classroom

"Ben-Hur," a movie hit of 1959.

Freedom from Spiritual Babylon

There are many who are in the church system who are under the oppression and captivity of spiritual Babylon. It is man's way of doing things to attain God.

Pope John XXII, who was elected in October 1958, just months before Over the Tavern is set.  John is known for convening Vatican II, an Ecumenical Council meeting designed to rethink the role of the Catholic Church in modern life.  Perhaps most notably, Vatican II allowed the mass liturgy to be said in languages other than Latin.  All of this was in the air in the time the play is set!

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXII, who was elected in October 1958, just months before Over the Tavern is set. John is known for convening Vatican II, an Ecumenical Council meeting designed to rethink the role of the Catholic Church in modern life. Perhaps most notably, Vatican II allowed the mass liturgy to be said in languages other than Latin. All of this was in the air in the time the play is set!

In 1959, Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.

In 1959, Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.

Catholic Boy magazine, 1950s

Catholic Boy magazine, 1950s

Sinatra won Best Album grammy for this in 1959.

Come Dance With Me!

Frank Sinatra - Come Dance With Me! - Amazon.com Music

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.  Chet mentions that Pop won a bet on the Canisius-Bonaventure game.

Canisius College

Canisius is a private college in Buffalo, NY and a premier Jesuit, Catholic University. Discover what you can do at Canisius.

show still from Pittsburgh.  love sister clarissa's expression!

show still from Pittsburgh. love sister clarissa's expression!

another production pic from "Brighton Beach Memoirs"--I like all the knick-knacks in this house.  I think the Pazinskis' living room is even more cluttered and oppressive.

Redirect Notice

another production pic from "Brighton Beach Memoirs"--I like all the knick-knacks in this house. I think the Pazinskis' living room is even more cluttered and oppressive.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie.  Prez & First Lady in 1959, when this play is set.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie. Prez & First Lady in 1959, when this play is set.

Show photo (and NY Times review, if you click through).

Shuffling Off to the Buffalo of the 1950s (Published 2010)

Show photo (and NY Times review, if you click through).

from the Arvada Center production.  excellent furniture choices and chet's look is right on.

from the Arvada Center production. excellent furniture choices and chet's look is right on.