Contributions by Richard St. John

Theatre Review: Gift to America – A Celebration of the Murals of Maxo Vanka

By | Prose, Reviews: Performing Arts

First things first: The Maxo Vanka murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, Pennsylvania are impressive and emotionally compelling. A crucifixion with WWI bayonet in lieu of the piercing Roman spear. An avenging angel wearing gas mask and holding imbalanced scales. Ordinary working folks – in mourning, adoration and celebration of traditional religious …