The Production

Riveting. That's the overriding reaction of audiences who've experienced this inspiring religious theater production. Actress Maria Vargo is captivating as Saint Faustina, the Polish mystic who was pivotal in creating the worldwide devotion to Christ's Divine Mercy. Maria Vargo also plays the Modern Woman, who looks back with heart-wrenching honesty on her sins, sorrows and sufferings. Faustina brilliantly captures the message that no matter what a person has done in his life, God is infinitely merciful. When Leonardo Defilippis decided to produce this Catholic play on Divine Mercy, he based it on the Diary of Saint Faustina. Her story is one of overcoming doubt to fulfill the will of God. Throughout her life and the play, Saint Faustina learns the meaning of the words, “Jesus, I trust in You.” Defilippis also wanted to tell a modern story that would resonate in the hearts of today’s audiences. Therefore, our production features two parallel narratives. In one, Divine Mercy touches the life of a dying man without faith. In the other, a modern woman, full of all the sins and anxieties of our age and culture, comes to know the peace of Christ. Together, these three stories contain all the elements of Saint Faustina’s message – mercy, trust, and forgiveness.