Play at Kroc Center was enlightening

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How often do you spend more than $10 at a movie, only to walk out disgusted later because of the trashiness of it? With only a few more showings, I instead encourage you to add a few more dollars to that amount to see the last production of a play at the new Kroc Center on Broad Street.

My husband and I joined friends July 23 to see The General and His Lady . Before reading the ad, which read "The Story of William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army," the only things I knew about the Salvation Army were its nationwide stores and the bell-ringers in November and December.

After seeing the four acts, I walked away with my heart filled with deep appreciation for Mr. Booth and his wife, Catherine, for their faith in love by service to all those less fortunate -- the poor, widows and broken families.

You will find out the history of the Salvation Army back to the 1840s in England. At the end you will read that the SA found its place in the United States in 1880, and in Augusta in 1891.

We counted 32 actors and actresses, some as young as 10. All were superb! All received a long standing ovation as the last song was sung. I had hopes to find CDs of the music on sale at the end, but was disappointed. Three adults had solos and when each sang, one could see heartfelt emotion and tears in their eyes. Within seconds, we reached for a tissue. I will research the words to two songs that touched me deeply -- When Sparrows Fall and When I See Him .

We cannot say enough good things about this production by Enopion Theatre Company -- "theatre with a purpose." In the program, we read, "Enopion is not supported by any one church or denomination but seeks affiliation with those that hold to the principles of faith and salvation as stated in the Bible." We await November's musical dinner theater titled Eli's Bethlehem Inn .

Call The Kroc Center to make your reservation. You will be glad you did.

Diane Forrester


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commonsense-is-endangere 07/27/11 - 02:09 pm
Many thanks! Is this on

Many thanks! Is this on during the daytime?

countyman 07/27/11 - 02:35 pm
The Kroc Center will do big

The Kroc Center will do big things for the Harrisburg community and Augusta in general.. The buildings raise the property values everywhere they're built...

redmamabug 07/27/11 - 11:29 pm
The only "daytime" show left

The only "daytime" show left is 3pm Saturday July 30th! AND THANK YOU Ms. Forrester! I was Ms. Tams (church secretary) and the nurse...I want to say thank you because when we gear up we always pray before a show. We never know if they go out fulfilled with blessings and answers or not but we hope! And this just sounded like you got a blessing...and therefore it makes our efforts not in vain but worth it! anyone can check out the schedule at: and get tickets from there.

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