The good folks with St. Luke Productions have a produced a one-man drama about the life of the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton titled, Tolton: From Slave to Priest. The subtitle is taken from the title of a biographical novel by Sr. Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F. of the same name and published by Ignatius Press:
In the past, I've had the honor of working with Leonardo Defilippis, the President and Founder of St. Luke Productions when he gave a very moving performance of Vianney, a one-man drama on the life of the Cure of Ars. I'm especially looking forward to his team in brining Tolton: From Slave to Priest to the Diocese.
We are still working on firming up the cities and the specific locations for the performances, but it is safe to safe that Tolton: From Slave to Priest will be performed in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois November 5-12, 2017. I will soon be working to arrange performances in Quincy, Springfield, Decatur, Jacksonville, Effingham, Alton, and Edwardsville (priests in these cities will soon be hearing from me).
If you're interested in scheduling a performance - or even a set of performances - you may inquire here. If you'd to help support the production of these performances and help make the story of Father Gus known, you can do so here.
I hope to be able to announce the dates and locations of the performances in the next few weeks. Keep on this blog, the Catholic Times, and your parish bulletins for more information!