ARTS @ FCCH
The God we worship is a Creator God. Our creative endeavors can reflect his creativity, deepen our understanding of faith, and together reveal a broader picture of the church. We are always looking for people eager to share their skills and abilities in various artistic disciplines. Whether you are a writer, painter, musician, or builder we are eager to get you involved.
THE MAN BORN TO BE KING
We are recording four short radio plays based on Dorothy L. Sayers’ epic BBC classic, The Man Born To Be King, featuring a cast drawn from our church and other local churches. We will be portraying disciples, soldiers, villagers, and the host of people who surrounded Jesus at this time.
Directed by Professor of Theatre at Gordon College, Jeffrey Miller, the radio plays will be broadcast during Holy Week, March 29-April 4, 2021.
The week before Palm Sunday (beginning March 21), the renowned expert on Dorothy L. Sayer’s The Man Born to Be King, Dr. Katy Wehr, will be doing a virtual
pre-recorded presentation for our church to teach, inform, inspire, and prepare us for the airing of the radio plays.
The following 4 plays will be aired on these dates:
The King’s Supper
(Mon, March 29)
The Princes of the World
(Wed, March 31)
King of Sorrows
(Fri, April 2)
The King Comes To His Own
(Sun, April 4)
By Dorothy L. Sayers
“Considered one of the foremost modern detective writers and perhaps best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was also an accomplished and popular playwright, religious commentator, and scholar whose translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy is considered unmatched in quality and readability. . . . Sayers' most well-known play, The Man Born to be King, broadcast on the BBC in 1941, was very popular but caused a stir for its Christ who spoke modern English. “
The Wade Center at Wheaton College
We hope you will gather together, as you can, with family and/or friends to listen to these special performances by our company of non-professional actors. Each play will be available through our website for encore listening after the first airing, until April 25, 2021.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org