Innovative Play Employs Open-Air Setting on Main Campus to Dramatic Effect
April 14, 2010
Actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur, in a new work, used an outdoor spot between the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library and Saint Leo Hall to recreate the troubles of Pontius Pilate after Jesus had been arrested on charges of blasphemy, and brought to face the governor for trial and sentencing. Pilate wanted to avoid a decision, but eventually yielded to the demands of a mob. Liqueur wrote Ecce Homo! to retell this story, and performed the one-man play for the first time at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 14. The midday scheduling and pleasant weather allowed students and employees to take seats on the lawn and enjoy the performance while on break from classes or work. The event was sponsored by Cannon Memorial Library.