Christmas

12.2007 at 5:21 pm 4 comments

This year, I was involved in creating and directing a Christmas drama focusing on broken relationships. There were three stories acted, a marriage failing, a friendship breaking, and a father and son relationship coming apart. It’s no hidden secret that this happens in life, relationships crumble, love fails, hope is lost – even at…especially at Christmas.

These were the videos that went with the production:

What trenches have you dug between yourself and others and/or God? — Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

What’s keeping you from apologizing to someone and/or to God? — Apologize with Timberland

What regrets and/or losses can you let go of? — Hurt by Johnny Cash

This was depicting a darker side of life, of Christmas, but was really the brighter side. To show that there is a way to “save a life”, we finished the production with this video:

How to Save a Life by The Fray

Christmas is when Jesus was born, but there’s more to remember than that. Jesus came because God was yearning to rebuild the relationship with us that’s fallen apart. He came to save our lives, to bring us a peaceful heart and mind, and to reach out and offer us a new relationship with him. He became one of us to help us understand.

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  • 1. truth9  |  01.2008 at 1:21 pm

    Were you directing the same acting troupe that did the Shakespeare in the park thing?

    Was this for ABU, a church, or something else?

    Was there admission charged?

    Did it get a positive attendance?

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  • 2. riphoudouso  |  01.2008 at 2:58 am

    This was not HubCity Theatre Productions, which has run into financial problems. This was at our church, which is “The Pool” link in the Blogroll. No admission, and people were very positive. People always take things you never expect from theatre. You can plan for one thing, but they will take what they want, depending on where they are at. Our production was serious and displayed a darker side of Christmas, so people were thoughtful when we finished.

    It was good.

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  • 3. truth9  |  01.2008 at 3:01 am

    I didn’t know that you went to the Pool.

    Sounds like a good experience. Shall I assume you collaborated with Scott?

    Do I know anyone else who was involved?

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  • 4. A song of note « Anatomy of a Halfling  |  03.2008 at 6:09 pm

    […] I don’t think this song is really about poverty and homelessness, though it is a big part. I think it’s purpose is similar to the production we had at Christmas, which you can view here. […]

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