5:16 Players Drama Ministry
If The Good Lord’s Willing And The Creek Don’t Rise by Pat Cook
Saturday, November 10 (including dinner) at 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 (including lunch) at 1 p.m.
Ticket prices for November 10 are $17
Ticket Prices for November 11 are $15
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This zany comedy, in the spirit of Kaufman and Hart, centers on Doc, an eccentric old man whose house caters to all sorts of characters. Now a retired judge, he spends his days “enjoying life.” When he’s not flying around the countryside in his balloon or fishing in a nearby dry riverbed, he works on his books of nonsense. This prompts his daughter, Charlotte, to decide he’s lost his marbles. So, conspiring with a sly lawyer, she plans to not only become his guardian but also sell his house and property. Throw in a psychologist on her first case, love sick teenagers, an irate school bus driver and an occasional artist or two and it’s a madhouse! Will Doc be committed or not? Of course he offers his own defense. “You ought to try tilting at a windmill every so often,” he philosophizes. “It’s great exercise and a nice breeze goes with it.” When he shows up at his sanity hearing dressed as a magician, his daughter and her lawyer think they have it all sewed up. However, Doc has a few surprise rabbits to pull out of the hat. Can Doc pull it off? As Leo says, “There is method to his madness.” And Doc shows one and all what a little nonsense can do “If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise.”
This ministry gets its name from Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Through the use of drama, we strive to provide fellowship and entertainment to our community. The productions we choose to perform are typically not theological works, but rather those that you would find in most community theaters. We do, however, focus on those that would be appropriate in a Christian environment. With the great support for the arts in Columbus, and the Columbus State University drama department blocks away, we will offer another way for FPC to serve as a welcoming place for the community and for fellowship within the FPC family. The drama ministry will provide dramatic readings of scripture and skits for worship when requested, the children’s show in the spring, and a dinner theater each fall. There are many tasks involved in putting together a production; those jobs that don’t involve acting are equally important to the folks who show up on the stage. There is a way for YOU to get involved with the 5:16 Players—by finding a task you enjoy and becoming a part of the family. There are tasks large and small, recurring or one-time-only, onstage and off.
One of the objectives of our work is to provide a venue for actors and crew who have never tried anything like this before. We enjoy having new folks discover a love of theater – whether that’s acting on the stage, building sets or making costumes, or serving as a host, stage hand, lighting technician or sound technician. As new cast and crew members become seasoned pros, they may decide to try their hand at stage managing or directing.
All of our cast, crew and management are volunteers. We are also family – if this would be a way for you to become more involved at FPC and with your fellow Christians in a fun and rewarding way, we hope you will contact us and let us know how we can get you involved!
Contact: LisaKay Matchen