2017 Season of Reconciliation

(2 Corinthians 5:17&19) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!. ..that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
The Orphans of West Maple & Third Street - [Cast List]
by Curtis Treat
Directed by Curtis and Candy Treat
January 26-February 04

Produced by Special Arrangement with Leap of Faith Productions and Triple Treat Publishing

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

When June becomes an orphan she ends up at the West Maple & Third Street Orphanage. She ends up meeting a new friend Reggie and other orphans. Like all children these orphans manage to create some hilarious chaos as they try to get along with each other (except for the Cubs fan in their midst) and even try to help Miss April, the leader of the staff, get a date. Meanwhile the landlord keeps raising the rent of the orphanage trying to force them out. While the staff tries to come up with money to save the orphanage, the orphans come up with a plan of their own to save the only home some of them have ever known. Come celebrate the joyful struggles of life with a staff who tries to live James 1:27 with an overly energetic bunch of orphans.

In His Steps - [Cast List]
by Charles M. Sheldon, Adapted for stage by Ron Laws
Directed by Tina Brown
March 09-March 18

Produced by special arrangement with SGT Publishing

What would Jesus do if he was faced with the pressures of editing a daily newspaper? What would He do with a promising singing career? What would He do if His family ridiculed Him for His beliefs? What would Jesus do? Charles Sheldon asked that question nearly one hundred years ago in his classic novel, In His Steps. This timeless and challenging story of true discipleship is the most widely read religious novel of all time. This new adaptation of Sheldon's book follows some members of the First Church of Raymond as they take a pledge to do everything in their lives after asking the question, "What would Jesus do?"

Merry-Go-Round - [Cast List]
by Ginger Casebeer
Directed by Bernie Houchens
April 13-April 22

Produced by special arrangement with SGT Publishing

Life is like a merry-go-round. Happiness and sadness spin you round and around. Success and failures take you up and down. Sometimes you want to get off before it stops spinning, because life's going too fast, but something tells you to hold on until it's time to stop. In this comedic tale about life, you will meet five very unique individuals. You will cry with them and laugh with them as you follow them from kindergarten to the retirement center. And you will see how God is sovereign through each and every moment in life.

Behind The Pulpit - [Cast List]
by Angie Fadness
Directed by Doug Leith
June 01-June 10

This touching story of a daughter reconciling with God and her earthly father comes about during a comedic, reality TV show, Behind the Pulpit, which is held in a church that is about to close its doors due to financial strain and the lack of a leader. Will this pastoral competition, which reveals both Kat's and the church's struggle with keeping the world out, be the church's answer to prayer or bring it to ruin?

Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe - [Cast List]
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Mary Alexander
July 20-August 05

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.

Miss You Grandma - [Cast List]
Written and directed by Jane Perry
September 07-September 16

Grandma arrives, along with the Fourth of July holiday, and the scene is anything but calm. The family is large, the tricks are many and the love is apparent in this touching story of a young girl and her relationship with her Grandma. By her actions, Grandma reveals her love of God and is a role model to all. Grandma will leave you with something special, especially in your heart.

The Lord of Two Requests - [Cast List]
by Ron Boutwell
Directed by Cheryl Belt
October 19-October 28

Produced by special arrangement with SGT Publishing

Don Segovia grew up in the church, was saved as a youth, then married and raised a family. He seemed to have it all together until he came face to face with the reality of the Holy Spirit. Overnight, years of indifference and spiritual decay are swept away. Now Don faces a new life on the cutting edge of controversy and persecution as he strives to obey the requests of the Lord.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - [Cast List]
Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by Gail Clements
November 30-December 16

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts.com

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.