Last month, Melbourne University Christian Union performed a production of the Mark Drama. An audience member reflects…
The Mark Drama at Melbourne University Christian Union was a tremendous, God glorifying success. It was amazing to watch the cast, many of who didn’t have any acting experience, jump between different characters. I loved seeing the joy on their faces as Jesus healed them. And then I mourned with them as they hurled insults at him in character. It looked hard work!
We are all thankful for Jakob, who studied the words and character of Jesus, and played him so sincerely. It was obvious that the cast were dwelling richly on the message of Christ as they worked for him and not for human masters (Colossians 3:16, 23). I was so encouraged to see them all lap up the opportunity to share this Good News with housemates, friends and families. Many audience members were deeply moved by Mark’s gospel – some even cried. What a joy it was to see so many take home a copy of Mark’s gospel- there were only three copies left by the end! We are praying for these people as they continue to investigate Jesus’ life-renewing invitation to follow him – please join us.
Producing The Mark Drama wasn’t easy – it was hard getting a full team, our cast was tired from study, and we lost our planned venue in the week we were practicing! But we were encouraged by the prayer and support from our brilliant director, Dan and our wider Christian Union. On the final night, there was a definite sense of awe and reverence in the room; God has been and will continue to be at work through this Mark Drama experience.
We are hoping this will be the first of many Mark Drama performances at Melbourne University!