The original Catholic musical, "Spirit," is being performed on Friday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Blessed Mary Angela Parish in St. Hedwig's Church on the corner of East Doughty Street and South Roberts Road. The performance is free, but a good will collection will be taken to help defray the production costs and to promote great Catholic entertainment. Anyone from the parish or the surrounding area over the age of 12 is welcome to attend.
"Spirit" is a powerful, contemporary musical that follows the lives of students at a co-ed Catholic high school as they struggle with their daily lives. Bullying, peer pressure, sex, drugs and violence are addressed in a two-hour show with more than 20 songs. As the students near their Confirmation, will they receive the gifts they need on their journey from pain to hope?
"'Spirit' is a beautiful play which deals with faith choices" said Rev. Matt Nycz, pastor of Blessed Mary Angela parish in Dunkirk. "I saw it last year at SUNY Fredonia and am very pleased to offer it to my parish community. It is high quality entertainment with a powerful message of hope brought through the Holy Spirit."
"Spirit" was written and composed by Amherst resident Paul Marszalkowski and his father, Michael Marszalkowski, parishioners at St. Gregory the Great Parish. Paul is an award-winning pianist and composer who recently graduated from SUNY Fredonia. The cast of 22 has high school and college students from throughout the Diocese.