Seven or eight years ago I decided that I would hunt for a good full-length school play for our high school to perform.Â I really didn’t anticipate that merely finding one would be a problem–but a problem it was! What I found was that high school plays with any modicum of morality were few and far between; in fact, I couldn’t find any that I liked at all.Â So with pen in hand andÂ quite a few midnight hours to burn, I embarked upon writing one myself. To my surprise it was well-received and our kids did a fantastic job performing it.
That was 6 plays ago… Each year I’ve taken the time to write a full-length play/musical.Â Most have been comedies (with a serious twist in each), and all have been a pleasure to be a part of. On May 14 and 15, the teens will be performing my original play entitled Guilty! The play Guilty! is the story of a futuristic family caught in the throes of a government that has banned the practice of true religion. Through a unique set of circumstances the father of the Henderson family is arrested for participating with this religious group–even though his participation was coincidental and his commitment to ChristianityÂ non-existent.
The play climaxes with a courtroom trial in which Daniel Henderson is tried for being a Christian. The circumstantial evidence is strong, but the defense wields a strong counter-argument. Ironically, in being found not guilty of his crime,Â Daniel sees himself as being guilty of another much greater crime–rejecting Christ. His ensuing courtroom “testimony” changes his life forever.
Why don’t you join us on Thursday or Friday night and get the details. I promise you’ll be intrigued by the plot and inspired by some great music! (And besides,Â we need the money.)