And Now For Something Completely Different

An infrequent but very entertaining commenter on this blog is known for thinking that there is just too much science at this stop on the information superhighway. While I disagree, I can at least understand the substance of the complaint. As a result, I would like to post something quite different today. For those who don’t know, I was (at one time) a professional actor, and I have dabbled from time to time in the writing of scripts. Recently, my church asked me to write and produce a “sermon-length” play. I have always been fascinated by the great men and women of Christendom, so I chose to honor the church’s request by writing a play about John Newton.

There is quite a lot of artistic license in the play, but I tried to be faithful to at least the broad strokes of Newton’s life and his abolitionist work. If you are looking for something completely different from genetics, radioactivity, and evolution, perhaps you might enjoy a 30-minute interlude by clicking on the link below.

Please note that the original link that was presented in this article no longer works. This is an updated version of the play. Unfortuantely, the main camera went out during the presentation, so the video ends in very poor quality.

Amazing Grace: The Script

4 thoughts on “And Now For Something Completely Different”

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda. I heartily agree with this statement from your article: “Non-discerning people produce material that becomes a hit thanks to a non-discerning audience.”

  1. Well that’s certainly a change from science! WOOHOO! Very interesting play; great writing!

    1. Thank you, Black sheep. I somehow knew you would like it! I thought the young woman who played Elizabeth Cunningham was quite remarkable. What do you think?

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