By Tom Quiner

THE FIRE AND THE MERCY is being performed in a dinner theater format in 8 different churches

THE FIRE AND THE MERCY is being performed in a dinner theater format in 8 different churches

THE FIRE AND THE MERCY, The Pentecost Musical enters its second weekend.

This is my tenth faith-based production. It begins and ends with Pentecost, with an emphasis on the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.

Sandwiched in between are dramatic stories of mercy from Acts and the Gospels, including Stephen’s forgiveness of his executioners; Christ’s forgiveness of Peter for his denials; and Christ’s merciful healing of Mary Magdalene.

Perhaps the most unusual scene is a final goodbye between Jesus and His Mother before his Ascension. I’ve not ever seen something like this dramatized before, but the audience loves it. As one audience wrote to me after the show:

Our billboards are seen all over town

Our billboards are seen all over town

“LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, the piece between Jesus & Mary. I was RIVETED!”

Praise God!

Our faith is beautiful. Christ’s mercy is profound. In this, the ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy’ as proclaimed by Pope Francis, THE FIRE AND THE MERCY brings some of the wonderful stories of mercy alive through the art form of musical theater.

As Saint John Paul the Great said, “Let theater become church.”

That is my goal with THE FIRE AND THE MERCY, The Pentecost Musical.

2 Comments

  1. atimetoshare.me on April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Congrats on a great show. I wish I was close to you so I could see it. As a playwright myself, I can appreciate the plethora of drama that comes from the Bible. I’ve written two musical plays – one based on Esther and the other on Noah – Lots of research, worth every minute of it. I believe there is a great ministry through drama. Sometimes people need to be stimulated visually and audibly in order to get the message, but there is nothing like the real source – The Bible. To God be the glory!

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