Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Education Policies

The Bible brought to life on screen and on stage

See also

Noah opened this weekend, recouping around $90 million of the $125 million Paramount spent to bring the biblically inspired epic to life. While the Kempsville Christian Church’s budget of $16,000 for its Easter drama, Lift Him Up, is much more modest, ticket sales will recoup none of the cash invested. The show is presented free of charge and open to the public.

More Photos

“We don’t do it to make money but to introduce people to Christ,” says Michael Applebee, a member and former cast member. “Success is measured in souls saved.”

Creating a multi-story set that wraps around the 500 seat auditorium was not just costly but also required hundreds of volunteer man hours and a generous dollop of creative genius.

“George (McCormic) knows historical accuracy,” confides architect and builder Bill East. “I figure out how to get it up, down and stored for another year.”

The show opens Saturday, April 12 at 7 pm. Additional shows will run on the 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th plus an attended dress rehearsal on April 5th to accommodate large groups of audience members in wheelchairs or who do not drive at night. Contact Kempsville Christian Church at 490-3925 or visit their website for details and directions.

Check out previous articles about free Christian drama resources, Bible based games and the gospel of Luke.

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos