Call us at: (360) 687-8029
Now Booking
Now Booking
Home / Dramas / Tolton

The Remarkable Story of America's First Black Priest

Bring Tolton to your community in a captivating live production.

Tolton is a powerful multi-media live production, filled with music, drama and inspiring performances. It brings a message of hope and healing for the wounds that plague our culture. Sponsor this show, and be inspired by Father Augustus Tolton's perseverence and faith.

As he began work on the script of Tolton, director Leonardo Defilippis was drawn to the humility and heroism of Father Augustus Tolton, and the truly American nature of his story. "It was Father Tolton's eyes on a holy card on a shelf in my office which compelled me to tell this story... read more

Jim Coleman is excited and honored to be playing the role of Father Tolton. Prior to his acting career, he served in the US Army as a medic. Having appeared in more than 50 national commercials, Jim is best known for his role of Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon show My Brother and Me. "Father Tolton's story needs to be told," says Jim... read more

"A colored child born April 1, 1854, son of Peter Tolton and Martha Chisley, property of Stephen Elliott." That's all it says in the baptismal record for Father Augustus Tolton. Born a slave to Peter Paul and Martha Tolton, of Brush Creek, Missouri, he grew up to become the first African American Catholic priest. Ten years later... read more

The Production
As he began work on the script of Tolton, director Leonardo Defilippis was drawn to the humility and heroism of Father Augustus Tolton, and the truly American nature of his story. "It was Father Tolton's eyes on a holy card on a shelf in my office which compelled me to tell this story... read more
Jim Coleman as Fr. Tolton
The Actor
Jim Coleman is excited and honored to be playing the role of Father Tolton. Prior to his acting career, he served in the US Army as a medic. Having appeared in more than 50 national commercials, Jim is best known for his role of Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon show My Brother and Me. "Father Tolton's story needs to be told," says Jim... read more

The Story
"A colored child born April 1, 1854, son of Peter Tolton and Martha Chisley, property of Stephen Elliott." That's all it says in the baptismal record for Father Augustus Tolton. Born a slave to Peter Paul and Martha Tolton, of Brush Creek, Missouri, he grew up to become the first African American Catholic priest. Ten years later... read more
Show Length: 75 Minutes
Suitable for Ages 10 & Up
 
 

Want to see Tolton?

You can make it happen!
Give us a call or fill out the form below.

Reviews

"The production was excellent. The actor and projections was very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it. At the end I really thought I knew Fr. Tolton personally. Great job!!" ~ Veranese M., Montgomery, AL

"This needs to be seen by everyone not only if your Catholic but all people. Such a moving and wonderful told story." ~ Erica L., Grand Prairie, TX

"Excellent eye opening play! Of all my years in Catholic School I've never heard this story. I loved the portrayal! It was so real." ~ Ilona R., Dallas, TX

"I absolutely loved Tolton. As an African American, I never heard his story in all my studies as a Catholic. It touched on every emotion from hatred to sadness to pride at being a descendant of slaves, a Catholic and an American. I really hope to have the courage of Fr. Tolton and continue with my faith journey." ~ Felicia M, Washington, DC

"Excellent- beautiful message of love forgiveness and respect for all people." ~ Priscilla M., Farmers Branch, TX

 
Renewing the Culture Through Professional Live Catholic Theater and the Media
Saint Luke Productions
PO Box 886
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Pinterest
Saint Luke Productions is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation.
©  Saint Luke Productions
Upcoming Shows