By Christine Mason
You’ve probably heard the news about ten students’ acceptance letters from Harvard University being withdrawn after releasing a series of offensive memes on an exclusive Facebook group. Many have shown sympathy for the students who were turned away; after all, they must have worked extremely hard for such an achievement. Now, these teenagers’ futures are unforeseeable, for who would want students like that on their campus? Nevertheless, this tragic situation must serve as an example of unacceptable behavior, and Harvard University very well may have set this as a precedent for students accepted into other colleges in the future.
In addition to seniors in high school who’ve been admitted into a university before graduating high school, there have been other serious cases in which people celebrated an accomplishment without thinking of the possible repercussions. A story circling the web a few years ago told of a story of a guy who won an exorbitant amount of money on a lottery ticket; he then broke up with his girlfriend and offended many of his close friends and family—only, the lottery ticket was a fake, bought at a prank store. The unlucky man was left single and without the money promised to him.
People make the decision to act inappropriately or irresponsibly when they believe that there will be no consequences because of a new title or position earned. This elevated status and soon departure from an area makes them feel on top of the whole situation and thus able to make such remarks and decisions.
Likewise, in Lucy Blood’s new comedy Reverend Mother’s Final Confession, a beloved “Mother” of a school and church retires from her position after years of work teaching children to confess their sins and follow God—nonetheless, she herself may have a few secrets up her sleeve. What will Reverend Mother reveal to us and how will this news affect the ones she loves and holds so dear? Come see Reverend Mother’s Final Confession.
REVEREND MOTHER’S FINAL CONFESSION By Lucy Blood
Reverend Mother shares a trinity of secrets at her retirement party as the Principal of Immaculate Conception Elementary School.
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 3pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 3pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
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