I was recently contacted by the G.K. Chesterton Theatre Company. They produce plays that explore issues of conscience, faith and heroism with a special emphasis on the men and women who stood against the current tide of their time. We all know that great plays can shape character in positive ways and the G.K. Chesterton Theatre Company feels a special obligation to produce inspiring works based on true stories.
Their latest production tells the incredibly powerful story of Claude Newman. If you are in the Los Angeles area this is a “can’t miss” event!! The official press release follows:
GK Chesterton Theatre Co.
PO Box 3473
Santa Monica, CA 90408
Phone (310) 462 -5141
Contact: Angel Duran
Phone: (626) 512-8198
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1:05 P.M. PST , September 18, 2012
GK Chesterton Theatre Co. Presents Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row
Santa Monica, CA, September 9, 2012: It is with great anticipation we await the exciting new live stage production from the producers that brought you the popular Southland stage play Viva Cristo Rey! This time playwright Cathal Gallagher ventures into Mississippi in our period piece entitled Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row, under the stage direction of Maria Vargo.
Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row opens September 28 and runs through October 21, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday, at 3pm at the Miles Memorial Playhouse at 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA. This will be the Los Angeles premiere for Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row, but was originally produced with great fanfare for the Quo Vadis Theatre Company in San Jose, CA.
Claude Newman: A Miracle on Death Row is based on the true story of an African American prisoner and his encounter with a presence so profound he could only describe her as the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. This miraculous encounter helps ignite the spring of living waters within his heart and the hearts of others.
This will be the fifth Los Angeles stage production for the Santa Monica based GK Chesterton Theatre Company. The GK Chesterton Theatre Company continues its mission to share compelling and thought-provoking stories of heroic characters who when faced with great adversity held true to the courage of their convictions.
Tickets are $20 or for groups 5 or more $15. To purchase tickets and or for more information, visit us on the web at gkctheatre.org or call 310-462-5141.