2009 Season of Victory

Stumbling Into Grace
by Ginger Weaver
January 29-February 13

Notice: Show dates have changed

It is often hard to wait on the Lord. We know what we want, when we want it, but God has perfect timing. Ron and Susan have been praying for a baby for years. God answers their prayers with a blessing of not just one, but two children. He also teaches them the first lesson of grace in a most surprising way. You will be challenged and uplifted by this play about how God creates families through His perfect plan.

A Man Called Peter
by John McGreevey
Adapted from the book by Catherine Marshall
March 05-March 21

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Peter Marshall has gathered into his home the young people of the community. He makes their joys and sorrows his own. His wife knows how ready he is to overtax his strength on behalf of others, but he good-humoredly evades her efforts to shield him. To Peter Marshall, life is service, and you see this throughout the biographical play that is based on the life of Peter Marshall who twice served as chaplain of the United States Senate.

Related Spaces
by Shellie R. Foltz
Directed by Mark and Lisa Howard
April 16-May 02

When Renee begins her restoration of the historic Stargazers theatre, she doesn't realize that God has His own restoration plans for the theatre, and for Renee. Renee is a strong, independent woman who finds it hard to depend on anyone for help, and she wants things to go her way. When things don't go as planned for Renee, the journey becomes long, but sometimes God does the greatest restorations in "related spaces".

Baggage Claim
by Don Bosley
May 28-June 13

The D'Baquel family takes a vacation at a much-publicized bed & breakfast. Their stay goes awry, however, when they find the lodge full of animated goofballs, and a screwy bellhop keeps tossing their luggage into the cavernous canyon that lies below the hotel. Sam, the father, becomes increasingly unraveled as he keeps traversing the 347 flights of stairs to retrieve his belongings. Comedic beginnings segue into a darker reality as the pain and inner conflicts of the family members surface. One by one they begin to willingly turn over their baggage to the bellhop, gradually recognizing who He is.

The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
July 23-August 08

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

One Foot in Heaven
Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens from the book by Hartzell Spence
September 10-September 26

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

The rundown parsonage at their new parish comes as a shock - but that's only the beginning! Reverend Spence finds the church building coming apart, the congregation split into warring factions, and the choir "a cross between the devil's grandmother and a swarm of mountain wildcats". Reverend Spence's struggle to build a new church, organize a new choir, and crush intolerance leads to a battle among his flock and the threat of being dismissed from the clergy! Hartzell's complications have led him not only to the brink of romantic disaster but right into the local jail-just when the future of the Spence family depends on him!

Enough Already
by Angie Waller
October 22-November 07

Three long-time friends rediscover their friendship and God's role in their lives during an interrupted girls' weekend. Maggie, Libby and Tessie think they are escaping to their traditional getaway. They soon discover, with a little bad weather and three unexpected guests, that God has different plans. They arrive at the getaway with their good, Christian faces on, and they leave released and with authentic relationships.

Wish on A Christmas Star
by Ginger Casebeer
December 03-December 19

Mary, Holly and Noelle Star gave a death bed promise to their father; not only to keep the Three Star Ranch as a light of hope to the lost, but also to marry the Wise Men God brings to save the ranch. After this evening of carol singing and storytelling, you may have the faith, hope and love to wish on a Christmas star, too.