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Sister Xavier and a fellow religious chaperoned a group of fourteen girls, escorted by two male teachers, who made up the Coffee House Theatre Troupe from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa. Under the auspices of the USO and AETA (American Educational Theater), the Troupe toured American military bases in Germany presenting a ""fast-paced, ninety minute intimate revue"" (clean), then joining the audience for talk and dances. Time tabbed them ""virtuous, vigorous, and venturesome"" and Sister Xavier's account reads appropriately. She tells of beginnings, of choosing the representative and talented cast, preparations (organizing, outfitting, a day at Helena Rubinstein). On the road she writes of the boys who called her ""Yes, Ma'am, Sir, Sister"" and were ""gentle men"" to the girls. The fact that they came home with ""no incidents to report"" is evidently also a tribute to her own sense and sensibility. More for mothers, and Sisters, than daughters, an encouraging excursion that was something more.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1967
Publisher: Kenedy