“This is the most interesting play text to have reached me for a while, not least because I keep running into actors who were involved in the runs, directed by the playwright, at the White Bear and the Pleasance earlier this year. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is not the most obvious choice for a play subject until you remember that he was effectively a counter-cultural radical fighting an implacable establishment suddenly it's both topical and relevant. I hope this thoughtful, engaging and very funny in places eight-hander will get more outings very soon. If not read the text anyway.” Susan Elkin,The Stage
“Impressive...entertaining. Enlightening.” **** —LondonTheatre
Follow Inigo (Ignatius of Loyola) from ambitious, hot-headed, street-fighting sensualist to his co-founding, (with a radical group of young friends), the Society of Jesus in the sixteenth century.
In Moore's bold, visceral, funny and poetic play, he asserts Loyola's position as counter-cultural radical. But it is not only for those interested in Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits. It is also a political allegory about those who fight for change against an implacable Establishment. With the current Pope a Jesuit, this is a timely exploration of one of history's major spiritual leaders and reformers: a story of a spiritual journey from sinner to saint.
Published in conjunction with the play's run at the Pleasance Theatre, London in May 2015, the play explores the life and times of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Of special interest to Catholic schools and Colleges, in particular with the current pope a Jesuit.