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The Suburbanite
  • Walsh University stage production set for Thursday

  • “Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,” a one-man drama, will take place at 7 p.m. April 25 in Walsh University's Barrette Business & Community Center.

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  • Walsh University welcomes actor and producer Leonardo Defilippis, this time in the role of Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Catholic priest who stood up to the evil forces of Nazism.
    “Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,” a one-man drama, will take place at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Barrette Business & Community Center.
    The drama illustrates the life of Maximilian 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.
    “We live in an exciting, challenging time, and we need heroes to show us the way we should live in an increasingly secular world,” Defilippis said.
    The production is 90 minutes in length and is suitable for ages 10 and up.
    Admission is free.
    For more information contact Molly Romano at mromano@walsh.edu or 330-490-7481.