Around this time I had a welcome bit of affirmation. I was seen in a play by a Jesuit priest who ran the theatre program at Boston College. He offered me a scholarship for an 8 week summer theatre program. I grabbed at it. It was classes every morning, rehearsals in the afternoon and performances at night, after which we would help build sets for the next week’s show and often fall asleep on the stage and start the whole thing all over again in the morning. I loved it.
And I was totally comfortable, this Jewish kid from a Yiddish speaking family, at a Jesuit school, being blessed daily with “Our Fathers” and “Hail Marys”. I’ll always be grateful to Father John Bonn.