People: Dec. 4, 2000

IT'S NOT FROM ACTS

Before he was POPE JOHN PAUL II, it is well known that Karol Wojtyla wanted to be a playwright. It is less well known that he wanted to be Neil Simon. The Jeweller's Shop: A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama, currently being performed in the crypt of a Paris church, shows the young playwright musing on the subject of marriage through the eyes of three couples and the proprietor of a wedding-band shop who just happens to be the human incarnation of God. As a playwright, Wojtyla makes a pretty...

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