RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Church Community Theater is preparing the play “The Hiding Place,” based on the autobiographical story of courageous Dutch woman Corrie Ten Boom, together with John and Elizabeth Sherrill.
During World War II, the Ten Boom family secretly hid Jews in their home in Haarlem (a province of Holland) to shield them from persecution from the Nazis. The family risked their lives to ensure that Jews were protected and paid the ultimate price when they were captured and sent first to Scheveningen (a Dutch prison used by the Nazis for political prisoners) and then to Ravensbruck, the notorious concentration camp in Germany.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. March 19 and March 20 plus a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 21 at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias. Admission is free, however donations are accepted.
In addition, prior to the performance, everyone is invited to a Dutch brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 to enjoy some Dutch cooking and meet some of the cast of “The Hiding Place.” Learn more of the historical background of the play, presented by guest speakers. Reservations are requested with a suggested donation of $5 to cover the food costs.
“‘The Hiding Place’ is a remarkable story of a courageous woman and her family who were truly touched by Christ’s message of love and forgiveness,” said Margie Wood, director, Village Church Community Theater.
The Village Church Community Theater of North County San Diego is a regionally recognized fellowship of actors who present biblical and secular stories that explore and celebrate the Judaic/Christian traditions of life. They present family entertainment focused around a morally inspired message to encourage the spiritual and fellowship dimension of the church and local community of San Diego. They are comprised of church and community actors of all ages who are selected by auditions for their productions and commitment to excellence.
For more information about The Village Community Theater visit www.villagechurch.org/pages/theater.html.