New Live Drama on First African American Priest Coming to Lackawanna & Buffalo
New Live Drama on First African American Priest is coming to Lackawanna & Buffalo.
From Slave to Priest, the live theatrical one-man drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Our Lady of Bistrica and Marie Maday Theater at Lyons’ Hall Canisius College.
Show 1: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00pm, at Our Lady of Bistrica in Lackawanna, NY
Show 2: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm, at Marie Maday Theater at Lyons’ Hall Canisius College in Buffalo, NY
Admission: Admission will be free-will offerings.
Tickets and Info: Luz Milagros Ramos, (716) 847-2217
About the Production:
Tolton: From Slave to Priest is a powerful new live production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest. This compelling true story of courage, forgiveness, and reconciliation resonates deeply with modern American audiences. Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, postulator for Fr. Tolton’s canonization cause, is calling Tolton a production that will “inspire a new era of peace, hope and forgiveness in America.”
At the young ages of 43, Fr. Tolton died after collapsing from heat exhaustion in Chicago. Now his cause for sainthood is moving forward, as more and more people are beginning to recognize the humble perseverance, courage, and compassion of this extraordinary man.