Written and Produced by Richard Alcala and directed by Richard Falcon, this family friendly production will touch on the life of one of the most beloved Latino Bishops in Sacramento history, Bishop Alphonse Gallegos. Mariachi musicians and Folklorico dancers will grace the stage with the performers.
An excerpt from the Ventura County Star; Oct 2009:
… It has been years since the always smiling and optimistic Gallegos’ death, but some say he still affects the lives of many, said the Rev. Eliseo Gonzalez, who also belongs to the Augustinian Recollects and lives in the St. Augustine Priory in Oxnard. “He had love for children, the youth and cherished education highly,” Gonzalez said.
Throughout his life, Gallegos spent time working and uniting the community, including after the Watts riots in Los Angeles. He also worked with the United Farm Workers fighting for workers’ rights. While at the Christo Rey Church in Glendale and Santa Rosa Church in Sacramento, he spent much of his time speaking to youths who were in gangs and or had drug problems, Gonzalez said.
“That makes him a modern day saint,” Gonzalez said. “Because he dealt with modern day issues.” …
Showtimes are Saturday March 14 at 1:00 and 5:00pm and Sunday March 15 at 2pm. A reception in the Garden Room will follow the Saturday 1pm show and will precede the Saturday 5pm show with a no host bar.