The Hiding Place: Life of Corrie Ten Boom
Thrust into a world of spies and espionage, Corrie ten Boom, together with her sister Betsie and her elderly father Casper, heroically hide Jews from the Nazi invadors in their little town in Holland. Betrayed, the family is deported to German concentration camps. Casper and Betsie both die in the camps, following their horrendous suffering, but in 1945 Corrie is released. For the next forty years she travels the world sharing her testimony of forgiveness and the hope found in Jesus Christ in the midst of suffering.
The Book--In 1971 John and Elisabeth Sherrill wrote The Hiding Place, together with Corrie ten Boom. They shared Corrie's memories of actual events that occurred during WWII. Over the next several years Chosen Books sold millions of copies of the book which inspired readers to look beyond the darkest of circumstances and find hope in Jesus Christ.
The Movie--Following the success of the book, in 1975 World Wide Pictures produced the film of The Hiding Place, which they call their “most popular film”. The film bridged the gap between Christian and secular entertainment being nominated for both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. Both the book and movie continue in popularity today-- cementing The Hiding Place as a classic.
This Musical--As a 15 year old boy Stephen Joseph Burke read the book and was inspired to be a part of sharing the story. At that point (in the 1990s) he began composing music for what would eventually become The Hiding Place: life of Corrie ten Boom—a musical in which Burke intended to maintain the beautiful story telling quality and the powerful message which changed his life.
STEPHEN JOSEPH BURKE
Past Performances: 16 years later, in 2011the musical debuted at Pensacola Christian College where Stephen was the staff Production Director. Audiences were moved to tears. A recording of the music sold out of two printings, and the production set box office records for the college, as many students purchased tickets to see the show two and three times.
The script was edited and improved when Shining Light Players formed a touring company in 2013. Since then Shining Light Players has toured with the production every summer.
In 2017 Burke was encouraged by a friend and fellow producer to further develop the show. He went to work writing three new songs and developing the script for a full scale production. Today the show is more inspiring than ever. Contact us to invest in this ground breaking ministry, or to book a performance in your area.
Alisha Burke as Corrie,
with Sarah Porcher as
Betsie in the 2011
Debut at Pensacola
Rebekah Frampton as Betsie
and Vida Earnshaw as
Mien in the 2013
Production in Chattanooga, TN.
Founded by Stephen and Alisha Burke, the mission of Shining Light Players is ultimately to glorify God through quality Christian drama. God is the Author of creativity, and Creator of the human imagination; using these gifts the Shining Light Players is passionate about presenting compelling performances which are pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ, and sharing the Gospel through a clear Christian testimony.
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