Title: STAIRCASE, THE
Based on the real legend of the "miraculous stairway" at the Sisters of Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Staircase is an inspirational, life-affirming drama of hope and faith. Mother Madalyn's (Barbara Hershey) last wish is that her beloved but unfinished chapel will be complete. Sister Margaret (Diane Ladd) would do anything to make Mother Madalyn's wish a reality, but the project seems hopeless. When the local carpenters built the chapel, they neglected to erect stairs to the choir loft, and due to the confines of the chapel's construction, adding a staircase is now impossible. The arrival of Joad (William Petersen), a mysterious stranger, may be the answer to Mother Madalyn's prayers, but Joad faces overwhelming odds. The task defies the laws of architecture and the town's corrupt businessmen want to ensure that the staircase is never completed. Compassion and hard work may not be enough to make Mother Madalyn's dream come true - it's going to take a special kind of miracle.
Media ID: 61359
Length: 95 Min.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult