Tom & Maryanne brought this to our attention; they will be attending the Friday night performance. We saw the Maximilian Kolbe production by the same actor. It was excellent. I have copied the information about this show below. It is appropriate for ages 9 and up.
The event is free, but a free will donation will be taken up at the end. To get tickets, email [address removed] or call[masked] and ask for Edie.
Leonardo Defilippis's latest one-man stage production, VIANNEY, opens amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, a time which mirrors the secularization, materialism and anti-religious sentiment of our own day. Against this dramatic backdrop, a simple ignorant peasant priest enters the backwater town of Ars, a place where no one cares much about their faith, or sees the Church as particularly relevant. They don't expect much out of John Vianney. But then the impossible begins to happen through this unlikely shepherd ? through his example, his love, and his sacrifice, the townspeople begin to change, begin to listen, and begin to pray.
This is a story of perseverance against all odds ? the story of a humble pastor with a passion for souls. He'll do anything to save a sinner. "It is my prayer that when people meet John Vianney, they will, just like the people of Ars, be transformed by his life, story and message," says Leonardo Defilippis. "I know that young men looking for a radical way of serving God will be drawn to the priesthood through his example."
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church - McCafferty Center
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 7:30pm
The Massillon Lincoln Theater
Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 7:00pm