Modern Plays

All is Well

Cast: 10F, 7M

Running Time: 45 min.

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a dysfunctional family. There are many reasons NOT to celebrate, but discover the greatest reason to. Shown in five short sketches, All is Well takes a moving, comedic approach to the festive holiday.

 

Always Remember Me

Cast: 6F, 6M

Running Time: 110 min.

Watch ten academy seniors as they take on their final year. This play addresses teenage issues including bullying, suicide, addiction, hopelessness, eating disorders, relationships, families, dating, and struggling to find identity. The resounding theme that pervades is that although everyone is different, in reality, everyone is the same. Why struggle alone?

 

As You Are

Cast: 8F, 10M

Running Time: 140 min.

A romantic comedy set in the south. Join Chicago-dwelling Nicole as she meets her southern fiancé Conner’s family for the first time. Through a hilarious turn of events with big personalities and cringe worthy moments, As You Are explores the nature of love and acceptance and the reality of families.

 

Branches or the Sky

Cast: 5F, 3M

Running Time: 100 min.

This simplistic, whimsical, fast moving romantic drama is completely set in a park. Join Kaylea as she embarks through life in a simple town through ups and downs, successes and failures. But notice her faithful friend, Christian, by her side through it all. Branches or the Sky poises the question, “who will you choose?” as it weaves through very human stories and powerful dramatic moments. The unwavering love of God takes on a different approach from a fresh perspective.

 

Broken

Cast: 8F, 6M

Running Time: 140 min.

A controversial drama set in a tightly knit town. Pastor Ben Wilson is a new pastor in a very conservative community. Dealing with grief of his own, he struggles to fit in and address the issue of acceptance and hypocrisy found all around him, and sometimes within him. This powerful drama address very controversial issues and some mature themes.

 

Here’s to Many More

Cast: 3F, 4M

Running Time: 95 min.

Set around the calendar’s many holidays, join a group of friends as they age, grow, mature, get jobs, form bonds, go through intense conflict, and loss. This moving drama focuses on how a person may impact many lives, simply by what kind of life they lead.

 

How He Loves

Cast: 4F, 11M

Running Time: 25 min.

In a brief fluid portrayal of the Trinity, moments of Christ’s life, the sequences of life through the perspective of a boy named Kevin, discover the powerful love of God and the many ways He is present and working in the lives of all. This is more powerfully effective when paired with a few choral pieces.

 

I Choose Jesus

Cast: 2F, 3M

Running Time: 25 min.

Explore the lives of four students as their real, personal struggles are exposed. In the background is the voice of Jesus, gently offering encouragement and love through the dark turmoil of human life. This is more powerfully effective when paired with a few choral pieces.

 

Let That Be Enough

Cast: 6F, 6M

Running Time: 100 min.

This moving, comedic play follows the life of Matt Walker as he deals with romantic love and maneuvers through his often-difficult family. Paralleling the story of Hosea, this play deals with the question, “how many times does God take me back?” In a stunning, powerful finale, the unchanging love of God is highlighted and exalted.

 

The Land of the Stars

Cast: 8F, 7M

Running Time: 120 min.

In this whimsical, allegorical fantasy, the young cole runs through the halls of a hospital after losing his mother in a car accident. After falling asleep in a closet, Cole awakens in an unbelievable world on the moon. Join Cole as he explores the many different layers of grief. Exploring the nature of death, this fantasy shows the multiple ways of dealing with grief and hints of the highest power who can lead the struggling individual through it all.

 

The Legend of Esterash: Destiny Rising

Cast: 8F, 6M

Running Time: 110 min.

The first part of a trilogy, this secular post-apocalyptic drama explores the reality of human nature, sometimes good and sometimes evil. Set in a fictional world of impending natural disasters, an entire race of people suddenly disappear, leaving those behind and wondering why. This play is secular in nature and deals with mature themes also involving some mature language.

 

Voices

Cast: 6F, 6M, a chorus

Running Time: 50 min.

This one act play portrays the struggles of a girl named Erin as she navigates through her first year in college. Unsure of her future, she puts her faith and trust in the Advisor. Watch as she makes choices, forms relationships, and struggles to decide where to belong in this haunting religious drama.

 

For My Cross and For My Crown

Cast: 7F, 18M, 28 either

Running Time: 60 min.

This powerfully moving drama explores the final hours of Christ’s life. Watch as He enters Jerusalem triumphantly, heals the sick, eats with His disciples and washes their feet, prays in agony in Gethsemane, and as He hangs upon the cross. Intricately moving between song and dialogue, this powerful portrayal depicts the sacrifice of Jesus, resulting in a glorious depiction of His resurrection.