Wednesday, September 2, 2009
New Drama Series on CatholicTV
Starting in September, CatholicTV will air a drama series new to CatholicTV. The series is called “7th Street Theater”. The new series is the first contemporary drama series that CatholicTV has aired in years. “7th St Theater” depicts the lives and drama of 5 Christian actors who perform a weekly stage show for their community.
7th Street Theater features an extremely talented cast which includes Josh Gaffga, Hugh McLean, Johanna Jowett, Stacey J. Aswad, Shane Willimon, and Jack Kelly in the lead roles. The series follows the lives of the characters and the many different issues they deal with as they work together.
“I'm excited about the uncompromising message," said actor Josh Gaffga. "The gospel is presented and a strong story is told that has substance to it.” Josh played a main role in a previous Dave Christiano film, “Late One Night”.
Actor Hugh McLean adds, “Once a person starts watching and gets into the content of the show, there is some life-changing truth. You can watch a Christian program, and not feel preached at, but learn some life lessons and be entertained at the same time.” Hugh also worked in “Late One Night” and was the first actor cast by Christiano for the series.
The series began production in 2004 and filming was completed in July of 2009. The series has a total of three seasons and production has concluded but there are over 60 inspiring episodes to enjoy.
“7th Street Theater” is produced by Dave Christiano Films. The Christiano brothers have been making films for over 20 years.
“7th Street Theater” will make its CatholicTV debut in September and will air every weekday (Monday through Friday) at 1PM and again at 9PM (Eastern).
Viewers of the 7th Street Theater series are enthusiastic and have started a Facebook. The series also has a fan site begun by a young adult fan the fan club you can visit that at http://www.7thstreetfanclub.com/