Monday, March 7, 2011

Bravo!

Our homeschool co-op had two great opportunities on the calendar and we decided to do them both.     On Friday we went and saw The Center Players perform Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer.   

Photo from MCHerald
Did the boys enjoy this play?   "I should say so!"  (That was one of the favorite statements from the play.)


This morning, we went and saw Ballet Magnificat perform Corrie ten Boom's The Hiding Place.    I read this book several times as a teenager and Big Guy read this last semester.      If you don't know Corrie's story, she was a Dutch Christian during the time of World War II.     She and her family helped many Jews escape the Nazis during this time.     Corrie's father built a hiding place for the people they were hiding to stay when the Nazis performed their raids.       One night, the Nazis raided and took the ten Boom family to a concentration camp.      Corrie's father died ten days after his capture.     Betsy, Corrie's sister, died during their time at the camp.     After their release, Corrie went back to the Netherlands and began rehabilitation homes for concentration camp survivors.       She met the woman who was her concentration jailer and the woman who tortured her so much.     She was able to forgive her and lead her to Christ.

Below is the promo video for the Ballet Magnificat.    It was truly magnificant!

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Glad you all enjoyed them!

Allison said...

I've never read that book. I will be checking it out!

I love the theater. And never get to go nearly as much as I'd like!