NAU student Jonathan Sangster will direct the play Catholic School Girls for a Second Stage Student Directed Production opening March 31 in the NAU Studio Theatre.

Written by Casey Kurtti, the satire of Catholic school life in the 1960s follows nuns and elementary school girls at St. George’s School in Yonkers, N.Y.

NAU students in the production include Michelle KleinRebecca MarksKaley Lindquist and Amber Stonebraker.

The play’s amusing portrait of girls maturing to adolescence emerges as they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures and pressures from home. They also react to the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president. Monologues give free rein to the students’ decidedly secular ambitions.

The play will be in the Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. March 31 and April 1- 4. A 2 p.m. matinee will be April 5. Tickets are $11 for general admission, $10 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $8 for students and children. For tickets, contact the NAU Central Ticket Office at (928) 523-5661.

Catholic School Girls replaces the originally scheduled production of The Little Dog Laughed.