Asbury Theatre to Host “Story of God’
January 14, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — Hosted by Asbury University, a visiting theater production called “Story of God” will retell the story of redemption on Asbury’s campus. Update: a performance of “Story of God” will take place as originally scheduled on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Asbury’s Greathouse Theatre. An additional performance will be offered on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. for those who were unable to attend the Jan. 22 showing.
A theatrical journey from Genesis to Revelation, “Story of God” features original music, dance, theatre, aerial silks and more, and will play at Asbury for one night only. Admission is free, but limited seating is available and tickets should be reserved at asbury.edu/theatre
“This will be a terrific discussion-producing event for Asbury students regarding the arts and ministry, as well as a great encouragement to the community,” said Carol Anderson, an adjunct professor in Asbury’s Theatre & Cinema Performance program. “This show opens up ‘outside the box’ ways to tell the over-arching story of redemption to a postmodern world that no longer reads the Bible.”
Anderson also hopes “Story of God” will provide on opportunity for Asbury Theatre students to be challenged and inspired.
“For Theatre & Cinema Performance students, it’s always good to be exposed to a variety of artists,” Anderson said. “The ‘Story of God’ production, with its original music and use of dance, theatre and aerial silks, may inspire vision for using their own gifts.”
“Story of God” is directed by husband and wife team Shannon and Sherri McCready and the cast is made up primarily of their children. Before launching “Story of God,” Shannon McCready was founding pastor of Highland Church in Asheville, N.C., an arts-oriented evangelical church that has ministered to the inner city of Asheville for eight years.
As a family, the McCreadys have created “The Story of God” to tour nationally and internationally, and their hope is to train other teams to share the story of redemption around the world.
To learn more about Asbury’s Theatre & Cinema Performance program, visit: asbury.edu/theatre