In March we celebrated our fourth anniversary with the usual potluck dinner and play reading, but we went all out in our choice of play. Since we had read several histories of the Church during 2012 and had had additional practice with dramatic readings, we judged that we were ready to take on the very challenging “Murder in the Cathedral“ by T. S. Eliot. As we did preliminary readings of the play and prepared our parts, we were impressed by its poetic quality and beauty. We also learned a bit of the historical background and brought ourselves up to speed on the central incident, the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury.
The dramatic reading left us enthused and exhilarated, feeling that we had done ourselves proud. It was a great kickoff to our fifth year.