Edith Stein

Edith Stein is a heart-wrenching play set in WWII Germany. The story follows the exploits of a Jewish convert to Christianity, Edith Stein, as told by her aged Prioress to a no-nonsense Jewish representative from the International Holocaust Committee named Dr. Weismann. Edith believes she is chosen by God to intercede for her people, much like the Esther of the Bible, and joins the Convent of the Carmelite Sisters, near Auschwitz. However, her greatest trial is found in the person of Karl Heinz, representative of the Ministry of Church Affairs. His demand is simple: Edith must leave the convent with him, or he will bring it crashing down around her ears.

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Grammy Performances Review

Sunday night was Sam Smith’s night. Throughout the 57th Grammy Awards, Smith won 4 awards, including three of the “Big 4”—new artist, best album, record, and song (losing in Best Album to Beck). The singer gave a show stopping duet performance with Mary J. Blige of his Grammy winning song “Stay With Me,” and concluded his time on stage by giving a cheeky thank you while accepting the award for Record of the Year saying “I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”

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