CONFESSIONS

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CONFESSIONS ... a sacramental primer. American Catholicism's late 20th century experience arcs from baptismal font, to rectory, to classroom, to school basement, to weddings & funerals & last rites. Seven actors play multiple roles in an extended family's extended confessional. Even the statuary has something to confess....

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The Wedding [Maria Becvar, Seth Shirley] from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Confessions, Catholic, Actors, American, Wedding, Image

The Wedding [Maria Becvar, Seth Shirley] from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

St Theresa & Ed Smith & church renovations from CONFESSIONS [Lily Ali-Oshatz, ptmc] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Ali, Image, Ant

St Theresa & Ed Smith & church renovations from CONFESSIONS [Lily Ali-Oshatz, ptmc] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

St Joseph sits down on the job ... from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Seth Shirley, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, St Joseph, Funeral, Confessions, Ali, Actors, American, Image, Fashion

St Joseph sits down on the job ... from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Seth Shirley, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

Statuary Discourse...St Joseph & St Theresa from CONFESSIONS [Seth Shirley, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, St Joseph, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Ali, Actors, Image, Fashion

Statuary Discourse...St Joseph & St Theresa from CONFESSIONS [Seth Shirley, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

IN PASSING ... Dies Irae ... Ted & his father from CONFESSIONS [Jake Russo] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Ted, Father, Actors, American

IN PASSING ... Dies Irae ... Ted & his father from CONFESSIONS [Jake Russo] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

Making a Spiritual Bouquet "How many ejaculations?" "Tell the truth & shame the devil" Annie, Sherry, Sister Margaret Elaine from CONFESSIONS Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Tell The Truth, Funeral, Confessions, Annie, Devil, Spiritual, Bouquet, Ballet Skirt

Making a Spiritual Bouquet "How many ejaculations?" "Tell the truth & shame the devil" Annie, Sherry, Sister Margaret Elaine from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

First confession with Father Ed & Gary from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [ptmc, James Salem] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Father, Actors, American

First confession with Father Ed & Gary from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [ptmc, James Salem] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

From CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 7th Grade think tank "What does bloamy mean?" [Maria Becvar, Seth Shirley, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz, Jake Russo, Virginia Thomas] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Virginia, Ali, Actors

From CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 7th Grade think tank "What does bloamy mean?" [Maria Becvar, Seth Shirley, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz, Jake Russo, Virginia Thomas] Photo: Cindy Boyle Images

Altar Breads with Sharon, Maggie, Annie from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Lily Ali-Oshatz, Virginia Thomas, Maria Becvar] PHOTO: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Late 20th Century, Altar, Funeral, Confessions, Annie, Catholic, Virginia, Breads

Altar Breads with Sharon, Maggie, Annie from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Lily Ali-Oshatz, Virginia Thomas, Maria Becvar] PHOTO: Cindy Boyle Images

CONFESSIONS Gary, Sharon, Father Ed . if you want to hear confessions "go into police work" [ptmc, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo; Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Ali, Police, Father

CONFESSIONS Gary, Sharon, Father Ed ... if you want to hear confessions "go into police work" [ptmc, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz] Photo; Cindy Boyle Images

1st Confession ... Annie, Gary & Sherry from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Maria Becvar, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz]  PHOTO: Cindy Boyle Images Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Annie, Catholic, Lily, Actors

1st Confession ... Annie, Gary & Sherry from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 [Maria Becvar, James Salem, Lily Ali-Oshatz] PHOTO: Cindy Boyle Images

A Wedding from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 with Maria Becvar, Lily Ali-Oshatz, James Salem, ptmc, Virginia Thomas, Seth SHirley Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Virginia, Ali, Actors

A Wedding from CONFESSIONS 2.23.14 with Maria Becvar, Lily Ali-Oshatz, James Salem, ptmc, Virginia Thomas, Seth SHirley

The great wind blowing into the Church . from CONFESSIONS [ptmc, Virginia Thomas, Lily Ali-Oshatz, Seth Shirley, Maria Becvar] Photo: Diane Tack Last Rites, Extended Family, Late 20th Century, Tack, Funeral, Confessions, Catholic, Virginia, Lily

The great wind blowing into the Church ... from CONFESSIONS [ptmc, Virginia Thomas, Lily Ali-Oshatz, Seth Shirley, Maria Becvar] Photo: Diane Tack