Analysis Of Liliies Of The Field

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Lilies of the field was a faith filled adapted play written by William E Barrett. This being the first play I’ve ever attended, I had little to no knowledge of what to expect, nor did I know where this department was located. When seeing this play I took into consideration, setting, actors, costumes, lights, music, how well the actors verbalized their lines, what story was trying to be told, and what the deeper message was within this story.
Lilies of the field is set on a farm in the Arizona dessert, a large board was painted to portray the scene. The board was on a rotation device that turned and changed the setting into the dining area where the nuns and Homer Smith sat for meals and conversation. Six chairs and a table, along with basic dishes, were the center piece for most of the time that Homer and Mother Maria were engaging in conversation.
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Homer stops to see if the nuns could use any handyman work in exchange for money. After Homer fixes the roof, to the best of his ability, Mother Maria Marthe askes Homer to stay and build them a new chapel and teach the nuns better English. Homer then gets a job working for Mr. Livingston part time to help supply the nuns with food and materials needed for the chapel. Homer begins to build the chapel but runs out of brick and winds up leaving the nuns. After a few months Homer returns to deliver a bathtub he considers would be useful for the nuns, and sees the chapel unfinished. When Homer comes back the towns’ people find his return faith filled and start to donate brick and supplies, along with volunteers, to help him finish the chapel. Homer struggles with the help he receives from the volunteers, believing that he should do it himself and that the volunteers wouldn’t build the chapel to his high standards. The chapel was finally finished and a church ceremony was held there by Father

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