Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, June 23, 2018

angelinthenight web squareBRISTOL — St. Paul Performing Arts will tell the stoy of one of the many courageous people who risked their liberty and their lives during the Holocaust to help the persecuted Jews escape the torture that awaited them if Nazi soldiers found them.

The true-life Holocaust drama "Angel in the Night" will be presented Nov. 10 through Nov. 12 at St. Paul Catholic High School.

The play tells the story of Marsia Pawlina Szul, who harbored a mother, her newborn boy, young daughter and another young Jewish girl. Pawlina led the Nazi soldiers away from the family, hiding in a homemade bunker in their barn for two years. When she was discovered, she suffered unspeakable torture by the Nazis, yet she remained silent.

"Angel in the Night" is the winner of the American Alliance for Theater and Education’s Distinguished Play Award. The inspiring play is based on the real actions of one brave young Polish woman.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

Tickets will go on sale October 16. They cost $8 for students, $15 for adults and $12 for those over 65. Tickets may be reserved and purchased online at or purchase by calling the school: 860-584-0911.