Acacia Theatre Company

2017-2018 Season: Our Deliverer

“He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge.” Psalm 144:2

We are living in troubled times. It is natural to wonder, doubt and worry, but we must also celebrate what God has done and look for what He is doing. After God parted the tempestuous Jordan River so the Israelites could cross, He instructed Joshua to pile up stones as a memorial to His faithfulness. Similarly, in this season, we have selected shows testifying to God’s desire and ability to deliver us: from evil, from the principalities and powers, from our sin. Although we don’t always know how we will be delivered, gratitude for the past creates joy in the present and hope for the future, whether you’re in Britain in the mid-1800s, or Holland in the 1940s, or right here and now. We invite you to refuge with us, in this season of honoring God as our deliverer.

-Janet Peterson
Artistic Director

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

November 18-19, 25-26, 30, December 1-3, 2017

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” – and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance at freedom: to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins both men’s journey of laughter and terror, regret and renewal, which will open their hearts and deliver their souls.

The Hiding Place

March 16-18, 22-25, 2018

A newly revised version of Acacia’s original stage adaptation, The Hiding Place portrays how the light of God’s love can penetrate even the darkest recesses of despair. In wartime Holland, the ten Boom family quietly shelters Jews in their small house – until their “hiding place” is discovered. This remarkable portrait of Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie’s endurance and their sure hope of God as deliverer will move you to tears and to joy.

Quality Street

July 13-15, 19-22, 2018

From the author of Peter Pan comes an enchanting tale with both wit and wisdom. In her youth, “Phoebe of the ringlets” imagines marrying Valentine Brown, but he enlists and is deployed overseas. Upon his return years later, Valentine is shocked at the sight of Phoebe – older, tired and overworked – which she interprets as rejection. Through a comical series of misunderstandings, Phoebe finds herself impersonating a younger and invented relative, Livvy, to revive Valentine’s interest, or perhaps, have her revenge? Only the truth in love can deliver them all.