*At the age of ten, Edward found the scepter of England committed to his hand. Three swords representing his three kingdoms were about to be carried before him at his coronation. "There lacks yet one," said Edward. When his nobles asked in perplexity what he meant, the lad replied, "The Bible. That book is the sword of the Spirit, and is to be preferred before these. It ought in all right to govern us: without it we are nothing, and can do nothing. He that rules without it is not to be called God's minister or a king." And so the Bible was carried along in the procession.
*Thanks to Dr. David Rodgers for this exert from one of his many history books: Stories of the Reformation in England and Scotland by Ruth Gordon Short, which he included in a kind note following "The Prince and The Pauper".
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
After singing through an entire performance, the cast spent another hour in the basement singing Phantom of the Opera music. (They sounded great, but we're still not going to do the musical. )
Judy Cureton and Dawn Hall (Dawn is an organizational Genius and made 416 things (or more) run so smoothly. She has my undying debt of gratitude! She does SUCH a good job that no one even notices that she's doing it.)
Monday, April 21, 2008
What a fantastic cast and crew! We had a wonderful run, with stellar performances and outstanding audiences. We had five different performances, all with a full house and two with standing room only (although we found places for folding chairs). Over 850 people saw the show. Joel is currently suffering from "Post-Production Depression". He's already lobbying to start the next play. Mom said he had to clean his room first.
Our amazing stage crew, tech crew, and ushers. This was a very difficult show technically and these guys pulled it off beautifully. The deserve a great deal of appreciation from the entire cast.
Isaac Eckert, Kameron Alford, Derek Ymker, Phillip Houser, Abby Ymker, Ashley Riefer, Emma Martin, Grace Mosher, Nathanael Nisbett, Hillary Brown, Christi Martin, Two lovely friends of the Martins' from Tulsa, OK, and Lizzy Martin.
The lovely young ladies. . .
Back: Clara Mosher, Cara Houser, Jenny Riefer, Rebecca Light, Anna Nisbett, Tess Hamacher, Megan Riefer, Front: Maggie Quakkelaar, Joy Nisbett, Adalie Brown, Rachel Hickle, and Clarrisa Light
and the fine young lads.
Adler Davidson, Jonathan Cureton, Gabe Quakkelar, William Rackers, Zeke Hall, Jacob Hamacher, Ben Rackers