Blue Mountain College’s 2018-2019 Drama Team, IMPACT, is excited to be performing It’s Not Too Late-a Christian drama inspired by the Columbine tragedy. It is a story of decision people make about God.
Playwright Dick Lentz writes at the beginning of this script, “Few of us will forget what happened at Columbine High School April 20, 1999. I was moved to view this tragedy from a spiritual standpoint. A person’s relationship with God affects their outlook on life as well as their ability to cope with it. The path they choose to take, especially the choice they make about God, has enormous consequences for their lives as well as for the lives of others.
This play is about choices, especially the choice about God. It shows what can happen when a person turns their back on God and gives in to what lies within. For some, it is too late to take a different path in life. But for the rest of us………It is not too late.”
This play caught my attention because it is relevant, well-written, and offers a message of hope. This production does not recreate the shootings. It is inspired by the Columbine tragedy, but it is a fictional depiction of what took place before the incident. It takes the audience to what happens in one day at a high school. As we are introduced to the humble custodian and an assortment of lively students and teachers, the dynamics of these relationships are unraveled and the choice of what these people place their faith in (themselves or God) is revealed. It is a powerful dramatic story of how the choices we make to believe in God or not impact our lives and the lives of others for eternity.
The show takes about an hour and includes a talk back with the actors.
Performance will be scheduled for the spring semester (January–April) of 2019. There will be limited performances, and they will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
To reserve your performance, please contact IMPACT Director, Christi Mitchell, at 662-685-4771 ext. 113 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in making an IMPACT?
Blue Mountain College’s Drama Team, IMPACT, travels the region performing a one-act play. There are scholarships available for IMPACT members, and students do not have to be Theatre/Fine Arts majors to be on the team. It is a year-long commitment for students as we rehearse in the fall and travel in the spring.
Auditions for future teams will on campus during the BMC Preview Days or students can email a video audition to email@example.com by April 1st.
How to Audition:
- Prepare one speaking monologue of your choice, no longer than 60 seconds
- Optional: sing a short acapella song (any style) 16 bars/30 seconds
- Fill out Drama Team Scholarship Application and return to Mrs. Mitchell
Drama Team Scholarship Application Click Here.
During 2017-2018, Blue Mountain College’s debut Drama Team, IMPACT, made a tremendous first appearance traveling the region and sharing their original performance, “This is My Story, This is My Song” with 13 different venues. “This piece was all heart,” director Christi Mitchell said. The 30-minute drama was inspired by this past year’s chapel theme, “This is My Story,” and depicted personal stories that show the power of faith in Jesus. “We are so grateful for all churches and venues that invited us to share our performance with them and supported us with love offerings, delicious dinners, and prayer,” Mitchell said. “It was an awesome experience, and we look forward to what the Lord has instore for us this upcoming year.”
|IMPACT team members include: (from left to right) Jessica Clevenger, Hope Brown, Joey Ellis, Lauren Mallory, Ken Buchanan, Emily Canoy, Tyler Atkins, Mikayla Rayburn, and Benjamin Mann.
Ripley Rotary, Ripley, MS November 14, 2017
Tippah County Jail, Ripley, MS November 29, 2017
Ripley Baptist Church, Ripley, MS December 3, 2017
Anchor Baptist Church, Oxford, MS January 21, 2018
First United Methodist Church, Houston, MS February 11, 2018
Blue Mountain College Chapel Service, Blue Mountain, MS February 16, 2018
Bethlehem United Methodist Church, New Albany, MS February 21, 2018
Shady Grove Baptist, Ripley, MS March 20, 2018
Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church March 25, 2018
Blue Mountain Talent Show April 7, 2018
Holly Grove Presbyterian Church April 8, 2018
First Baptist Church-Corinth April 15, 2018
First Baptist Church-Armory April 22, 2018
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre
Office Phone: 662.685.4771 (Ext. 113)