Catholic United Financial commissions local performer to create original show for Conference

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by Kristina Sherrett, Member Engagement Manager

Are you ready to attend a world premiere as part of our Triennial Conference in September? Catholic United Financial has commissioned artist Jeromy Darling to write and perform an original work as part of the Friday evening entertainment for this year’s Triennial Conference.

Darling will present a new, cabaret-style drama titled, “Something So Big,” which will blend a compelling narrative story with original live music, hymns, humor, Catholic poetry, and Eucharistic theology to explore the profound question, “How could something so big be found in something so small?” It centers on the story of a father who takes extreme measures to escape the grief over his deceased daughter, but the influence of memory guides him to truths that prove more powerful than a raging thunderstorm.

Darling is known within the Minnesota Catholic community and beyond for his talents as an actor, writer and composer. Darling is a key figure and performer at Open Window Theatre in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Darling is also the Director of Mentorship for The Redemption Project, a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Minn. that helps mentor inmates and prepare them for employment.

Darling will direct and perform in “Something So Big” on Friday night along with additional cast members and a live band.

 “We are living in a culture that has obliterated our imaginations and filled that void with violence and degradation and a lack of belief in the True Presence,” said Darling on his motivation for creating the drama. “As we struggle now in Catholic America with this concept of the Blessed Sacrament of the True Presence and what all that means, I wanted to come back to the child because children actually have what we need, which is this childlike faith.”

Delegates are encouraged to invite friends and family to view this performance. Email engage@catholicunited.org for details on how to reserve additional tickets.