Acacia Theatre Company

2013 - 2014 Season: Redemption Realized

Redemption is a word rich with meaning. It can be reclaiming what was lost, buying something back, correcting a past wrong. Our shows this season explore different aspects of redemption, from forgiveness to salvation to acts of repentance — all gifts of our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts. Please join us this season as we witness the transforming power of “Redemption Realized.”
Janet Peterson, Artistic Director

Malcolm and Teresa

October 18 – 27, 2013

This true story juxtaposes two events in BBC Reporter Malcolm Muggeridge’s life: his exposé of the 1930s’ Soviet socialist oppression and his ‘60s television interviews with a then-unknown Mother Teresa. Her loving response to those suffering overcomes Malcolm’s disillusionment and begins his journey of redemption. Engrossing and entertaining, this new play powerfully depicts how one person’s faith in action can change the world.

Advent of Redemption

December 7, 2013

Before redemption can be realized, a Redeemer must arrive. Join Acacia in celebrating the advent of redemption with a presentation of several of Acacia’s best-loved touring shows as well as a few new offerings, while enjoying music of the season.

Searching for David’s Heart

February 28 – March 9, 2014

A refreshingly comic drama that centers on Darcy, a 12-year-old girl who feels responsible for her older brother David’s accidental death. To redeem herself, and reconcile with her brother, she launches a cross-country search for the recipient of David’s heart. Just who and what she finds will touch your heart. Winner of the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices award. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion

July 11 – 20, 2014

This sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen’s last novel is a classic story of enduring love. When the financially endangered Elliott family is reduced to renting part of their estate, daughter Anne is astonished to learn the new tenant is the sister of Frederick Wentworth, whose proposal she was persuaded to reject by a mentor. Then he was a sailor of poor social standing; now he is a rich and eligible officer. Can their love be redeemed?