Arts Connection of Central Illinois has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region. To support our mission, in addition to our season events we also offer a wide variety of local events and educational performances. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Effingham Performance Center. In the interest of arts education, we also provide our Summer Theater Camp for students, a unique learning opportunity teaching a variety of performance and communication skills. For the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences in Central Illinois, look to the EPC.
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Tolton: From Slave to Priest, the powerful live production performed by actor Andrae Goodnight and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Effingham Performance Center on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by St. Anthony of Padua Parish Office.
Meet Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message reconciliation and hope. This riveting drama is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up.
Admission is a free-will offering. For additional information, contact St. Anthony of Padua Parish Office at 217-347-7129 or visit www.stanthony.com.
Watch the trailer & learn more at www.ToltonDrama.com
*Ticket price does not include taxes and fees.
Disclaimers about the event:
Not an EPC season event
Normal EPC discounts, coupons, gift certificates and offers are not available on this event.
All seating is general admission and all patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
Purchase tickets at the EPC Box Office or in advance online.