Brian Cannon has directed and appeared in
numerous plays for Villanova Players. In 2007 he directed
the powerful 'The Beauty Queen of Linane" and his most
recent on stage appearances were as the judge in "To Kill a
Mockingbird" in 2005 and the swaggering, belligerent Big
Daddy in Tennessee Williams "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
“In the face of hatred and suffering, which the Nazis
inflicted on her Jewish friends and family, Edith confronted
the greatest challenge of her life,” Brian said.
“Edith lived a life of peace within the Carmelite order,
fought anti-Semitism and worked to further understanding
between Catholics and Jews.”
Brian said the play was a powerful dramatisation of Edith’s
life, her learnings, the heartbreaking sacrifices she made
for her faith, and her strong belief in God.
“She is a truly remarkable, inspiring example of someone
with faith against all odds."