The following is taken verbatim from the Oberlin Review of May 23, 1939, announcing the presentation of the pageant, [first presented in 1927] again featuring Conna Bell Shaw as The Juggler.
"Professor Freddie Artz, surveying his gatherings in the rich fields of mediaeval legend, poetry, and folklore, discovered among the naive tales of piety used by the monks for the edification of the unlettered people the story of the roving vaga-bond juggler, who, turning in penitence from his sinful calling, was accepted by the Holy Virgin because of the sincerity of his devotion to her name. Having no other accomplishments but those of his humble craft, he used them before her wonder-working image as his testimony of his love, and, so, in the moment of his death, he obtained from her grace and salvation.
In the original tale, the characters are simply monks and a band of disreputable minstrels, jugglers, and acrobats such as wandered about in Europe during the Middle Ages, amusing the nobility in their palaces and castles and the populace in the marketplaces of the towns... Mr. Artz has replaced the uncouth, humble-minded juggler and dancer by a lithe and comely figure, whose fair aspect and supple grace would beguile the most solemn monks from their devotions."
The Oberlin Review of June 26, 1939, continued with a description of the performance, with a cast of 300, to begin that evening:
Entering a mediaeval market scene in the first act, she will dance for the peasants and the townspeople, a lively and fast-moving dance which includes a considerable amount of juggling and acrobatics... reaching a climax in the last scene when she dances and performs in praise of the Virgin, exerting herself in her en-thusiasm to her greatest effort, working herself into a frenzy, and dancing madly until she collapses of sheer exhaustion."