News Event Advisory Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz Live Drama Highlights the Ultimate Sacrifice for Religious Freedom

Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz, the professional live production that tells the dramatic story of one man who stood up to the evil forces of Nazism, holds a powerfully relevant message for our culture, at a time when religious freedom and values are under attack. Starring well-known actor and producer Leonardo Defilippis, this one-man drama will be presented on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish – Church of the Resurrection in Marmora. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #9113 Women’s Auxiliary. The drama poignantly illustrates the life of Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Catholic priest whose courage in the face of attacks against his Catholic faith led to his imprisonment in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. He was forced into slave labor, tortured and finally came forward to take the place of a married man, who was condemned to death by starvation. Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz is a riveting production, featuring the polished skills of a talented actor who switches characters and costumes with a speed and believability that amazes audiences. The drama includes technological artistry in the form of a majestic orchestral soundtrack, professional lighting, and a video backdrop that sets the story in a historical yet relevant context. “We live in an exciting, challenging time, and we need heroes to show us the way we should live in an increasingly secular world,” said Defilippis. An audience member after a recent performance agreed. “The compelling images, combined with Leonardo’s impressive performance, made me realize this was a real man of our modern age who actually lived and died for another person. It gives me the courage to live my faith no matter what happens.”

Information at a Glance:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish – Church of the Resurrection
200 W Tuckahoe Rd, Marmora, NJ 08223

Admission: $15 Adult, $10 Ages 16 & Under – Suitable for Ages 10 & Up

Tickets & Information: Church of the Resurrection, (609) 390-0664
Annamaria Fennekohl, (609) 457-5921

Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus #9113 Women’s Auxiliary