An Unusal Birthday Party for Thomas Merton

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Jan 27, 20162m
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An Unusal Birthday Party for Thomas Merton
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To mark last year's centennial of the birth of the writer and theologian Thomas Merton, the Actors Theater of Louisville has produced a play about him called "The Glory of the World." Merton spent much of his life in a Trappist monastery near Louisville.

The play, written by Charles Mee and directed by Les Waters, has now blown its way into the Harvey Theater at BAM. The play is by no means a straightforward biographical drama and, in fact, it's unusual enough that we’ll just let New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood explain.

"The Glory of the World" can be seen at the Harvey Theater through Feb. 6.

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