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The Foreigner April 28, 2012



We just say a play called “The Foreigner” at Huntington University’s MCA Studio Theatre.
The play was very funny and, in parts, very poignant.
But, what I want to mention here is the young, very talented cast.
My wife and I see a lot of plays and musicals. Indy, Chicago, as well as here
in Fort Wayne Indiana.
This cast rivaled some of the best we’ve seen at more “professional” venues.
Each actor was amazingly good. If this is typical of the acting students at
Huntington University, then all I can say is “Wow.”
I’m pretty sure we’ll be going back.



“The Foreigner.”
Charlie……………………………Josh Cookingham
Froggy……………………………Dom Corsoe
Betty……………………………..Meagan Heffner
David……………………………..Kyle Lindsey
Catherine…………………………Kate Smith
Ellard……………………………..Matthew Burtless-Creps
Owen……………………………..Nate Adams
Townspeople……………………..Charles Booth, Kris Kreager, Stephen Planalp, Lauren Sowers
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, this gem of a play is certain to cause side-splitting laughter. The reclusively shy Charlie (Cookingham) leaves England and reluctantly accompanies his friend, Froggy (Corsoe), on a trip to a fishing lodge set in rural Georgia. Once there, Froggy informs the locals that Charlie is from an exotic country and speaks no English so that Charlie may be spared the embarrassment of making idle conversation. However, the plan backfires as the locals quickly begin to confide secrets to Charlie that challenge his ability to remain silent. “A constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life” remarks The Village Voice. You won’t want to miss this uproarious comedy!
Director: Scott Evans
The Foreigner
Written by Larry Shue

 

Resurrection! April 7, 2012

We aren’t fixed, static beings — we change and morph as life unfolds.
Death, then RESURRECTION.

This is true for ecosystems, food chains, the seasons — it’s true all across the environment.  Death gives way to life.
– From “Love Wins.

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[HEY! Don’t read this while you’re trying to watch the video! It’ll still be here.]

“Some have taken Jesus’ cry that his Father had forsaken him to mean that at the darkest moment, the Father had to turn his back on the Son. God cannot bear to look on sin, they argue, so that when our sins were laid on him, God had to turn his face away from his Son.
God has never run from sinful humanity. He didn’t hide from Adam and Even in the Garden. They hid from him as he sought them out. It is not God who cannot bear to look on sin, but that we in our sin can’t bear to look on God. He’s not the one who hides. We are. God is powerful enough to look on sin and be untainted by it. He has always done so. He did so at the cross
When Jesus asked people to “repent and believe” the gospel, he was not asking them to be sorry for their sins and embrace an orthodox theology.  It is not whether we want to go to heaven or hell, but whether we want to trust God or continue trusting ourselves. ”
– From “He Loves Me.
Jesus did not die on the cross to satisfy God’s moral rage at your sin. He died to save you from the beast of sin.”
– From “The Misunderstood God.
“If the gospel isn’t good news for everybody, then it isn’t good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display.”
– From “Velvet Elvis

 

 
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