It's probably not too surprising that Nancy Murray was drawn to theater. The eldest of nine children in a large Catholic family from Wilmette, Ill., she is the sister of both Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray. At Barry University in Miami Shores, she was a drama major, and she is still performing.
What is a bit more surprising, perhaps, is that she is also a nun. Sister Nancy Murray, a member of the Dominican Order, returns to Barry tonight in her one-woman show St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times. In it, she plays the 14th century saint, a woman who was politically outspoken even as she devoted herself to working with the poor, the sick and those in prison.
It's a show she has taken to more than 200 venues, and tonight at 7 she'll perform it in the Landon Events Room at Barry's student union on the southwest corner of North Miami Avenue and NW 115th St. Part of Barry's Founders' Week celebration, the performance is free and open to the public. For information on the show, visit Sister Murray's web site.