This professional Christian theater is dedicated to entertaining while enlightening.. Nondenominationally Devout For three decades, A. D. Players has balanced liturgical themes with catholic tastes to preach to the converted while appealing to the mainstream. The company's founder and artistic director Jeannette Clift George mounts original plays she's written inspired by dogma. And the troupe revisits, for instance, "Shadowlands," the crossover hit recounting the bittersweet romance between Christian theologian C. S. Lewis and poet Joy Gresham, a headstrong divorcee.
Theatrical Sermons A prototypical A. D. Players production is "Godspell," based on the Gospel according to Matthew; or the secular "To Kill a Mockingbird," since it teaches tolerance, compassion, and other Christian tenets. In the more frequently produced straight plays, lessons are taught about "The Importance of Being Earnest," what's sacred in "The Diary of Anne Frank," and why "The Trip to Bountiful" is ecumenical heaven. No sin here.