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Haggard

by Eric Chappell Michael Green

Perennially hard-up, lecherous, conceited, dishonest and drunk, the eighteenth-century Squire Amos Haggard was first conceived by Michael Green and subsequently brought to television screens in Eric Chappell's much-loved ITV series. In Chappell's stage adaptation, our anti-hero disguises himself as the notorious bar brawler 'One-Eyed Will', seduces a member of the aristocracy, poisons himself, survives an encounter with Death, fights a duel and ends up in prison waiting to be hanged. His son Roderick and servant Grunge are his not-so-faithful companions. The author describes this hilarious adaptation as "an undisciplined romp" and encourages imagination, ingenuity and a great deal of fun in its staging.

Never Blame the Umpire

by Gene Fehler

How do you trust God when tragedy strikes? Kate is having the best summer a sports-loving eleven-year-old could possibly have. Baseball. Tennis. And to top it off, Kate has just started a three-week class where she's discovering a new love: poetry. Then comes the news that tears Kate's world apart. In her close-knit family, Kate has always felt God's love and protection. But how can she trust God now? Do sports or poetry matter when tragedy strikes? In Kate's darkest hour, her mother's faith shines its brightest, helping Kate to see that life is still beautiful and God is still good. Always, no matter what.

Darkness Shall Fall

by Voytek Nowakowski Alister E. Mcgrath

As the volcano’s dark and deadly cloud draws closer, Peter, Julia, and Louisa fight to protect the people of Aedyn, attempting to shelter themselves from the strengthening dark forces. As their enemy closes in, a stranger arrives, claiming to come from the Lord of Hosts to help in their escape to Aedyn and safety. But Louisa doesn’t trust this stranger, and her mistrust leads to further conflict. Can Peter, Julia, and Louisa overcome their disagreements in time to lead the people in the fight for freedom and truth, even when all seems lost?

Flight of the Outcasts

by Voytek Nowakowski Alister E. Mcgrath

In the second book, which draws on the biblical story of the Babylonian exile, Alexander hears his name being called once more and he returns to Eden, which is now derelict, deserted, and spoiled. The Lion King tells Alexander how Eden was invaded and its inhabitants deported to a distant city. Alexander is asked to rescue the Lion King’s people from exile. Again, Alexander passes himself off as the ambassador of a great nation, and by a series of shrewd strategies, he persuades the great king of another empire to invade the captors and set the cats free. In triumph, Alexander leads the cats back to Eden, where they rebuild the great castle and walls, culminating in the Lion King returning to Eden.

Chosen Ones

by Voytek Nowakowski Alister E. Mcgrath

The land of Aedyn is a paradise beyond all imagining. But when this paradise falls, strangers from another world must be called to fight for the truth. Peter and Julia never suspected that a trip to their grandparents’ home in Oxford would contain anything out of the ordinary. But that was before Julia stumbled upon a mysterious garden that shone on moonless nights. It was no accident that she fell into the pool, pulling her brother along with her, but now they’re lost in a strange new world and they don’t know whom they can trust. Should they believe the mysterious, hooded lords? The ancient monk who appears only when least expected? Or the silent slaves who have a dark secret of their own? In a world inhabited by strange beasts and magical whisperings, two children called from another world will have to discover who they truly are, fighting desperate battles within themselves before they can lead the great revolution.

Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

by Sean Markey Sean Connelly Mike Gismondi Mary Beckie Mark Roseland

When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy. Contributors to Scaling Up investigated innovative social economies in British Columbia and Alberta and discovered that achieving a social good through collective, grassroots enterprise resulted in a sustainable way of satisfying human needs that was also, by extension, environmentally responsible. As these case studies illustrate, organizations that are capable of harnessing the power of a social economy generally demonstrate a commitment to three outcomes: greater social justice, financial self-sufficiency, and environmental sustainability. Within the matrix of these three allied principles lie new strategic directions for the politics of sustainability. Whether they were examining attainable and affordable housing initiatives, co-operative approaches to the provision of social services, local credit unions, farmers’ markets, or community-owned power companies, the contributors found social economies providing solutions based on reciprocity and an understanding of how parts function within the whole—an understanding that is essential to sustainability. In these locally defined and controlled, democratically operated organizations we see possibilities for a more human economy that is capable of transforming the very social and technical systems that make our current way of life unsustainable.Contributors to the volume are Mary Beckie, Randy Bell, Marena Brinkhurst, Kailey Cannon, Sean Connelly, Mike Gismondi, Lillian Hunt, Noel Keough, Freya Kristensen, Celia Lee, Mike Lewis, Julie L. MacArthur, Terri MacDonald, Sean Markey, Juanita Marois, George Penhold, Stewart Perry, John Restakis, Lauren Rethoret, Mark Roseland, Lynda Ross, Erin Swift-Leppakumpu, and Kelly Vodden.

We Are Coming Home: Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence

by Robert R. Janes John W. Ives Jerry Potts Herman Yellow Old Woman Gerald T. Conaty Frank Weasel Head Chris Mchugh Allan Pard

In 1990, Gerald Conaty was hired as senior curator of ethnology at the Glenbow Museum, with the particular mandate of improving the museum’s relationship with Aboriginal communities. That same year, the Glenbow had taken its first tentative steps toward repatriation by returning sacred objects to First Nations’ peoples. These efforts drew harsh criticism from members of the provincial government. Was it not the museum’s primary legal, ethical, and fiduciary responsibility to ensure the physical preservation of its collections? Would the return of a sacred bundle to ceremonial use not alter and diminish its historical worth and its value to the larger society? Undaunted by such criticism, Conaty oversaw the return of more than fifty medicine bundles to Blackfoot and Cree communities between the years of 1990 and 2000, at which time the First Nations Sacred Ceremonial Objects Repatriation Act (FNSCORA)—still the only repatriation legislation in Canada—was passed. “Repatriation,” he wrote, “is a vital component in the creation of an equitable, diverse, and respectful society.” We Are Coming Home is the story of the highly complex process of repatriation as described by those intimately involved in the work, notably the Piikuni, Siksika, and Kainai elders who provided essential oversight and guidance. We also hear from the Glenbow Museum’s president and CEO at the time and from an archaeologist then employed at the Provincial Museum of Alberta who provides an insider’s view of the drafting of FNSCORA. These accounts are framed by Conaty’s reflections on the impact of museums on First Nations, on the history and culture of the Niitsitapi, or Blackfoot, and on the path forward. With Conaty’s passing in August of 2013, this book is also a tribute to his enduring relationships with the Blackfoot, to his rich and exemplary career, and to his commitment to innovation and mindful museum practice.

Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun: A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti

by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné Paul Jackson

When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their lives. But how? Joining hundreds of thousands of other peasants trying to adjust to urban life, Joegodson and his family sought work and a means of survival. But all they found was low-waged assembly plant jobs of the sort to which the repressive Duvalier regime had opened Haiti’s doors—the combination of flexible capital and cheap labour too attractive to multinational manufacturers to be overlooked. With the death of his mother, Joegodson was placed in his uncle’s care, and so began a childhood of starvation, endless labour, and abuse. In honest, reflective prose, Joegodson—now a father himself— allows us to walk in the ditches of Cité Soleil, to hide from the macoutes under the bed, to feel the ache of an empty stomach. But, most importantly, he provides an account of life in Haiti from a perspective that is rarely heard. Free of sentimentality and hackneyed clichés, his narrative explores the spirituality of Vodou, Catholicism, and Protestantism, describes the harrowing day of the 2010 earthquake and its aftermath, and illustrates the inner workings of MINUSTAH. Written with Canadian historian Paul Jackson—Joegodson telling his story in Creole, Jackson translating, the two of them then reviewing and reworking—the memoir is a true collaboration, the struggle of two people from different lands and vastly different circumstances to arrive at a place of mutual understanding. In the process, they have given us an unforgettable account of a country determined to survive, and on its own terms.

How Canadians Communicate V: Sports

by David Taras Christopher Waddell

Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage of sports been more exhaustive, and never has it been more driven by commercial interests and the need to fuel consumerism, on which corporate profits depend. But the power plays now occurring in the arena of sports are by no means solely a matter of money. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports—to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Some contributors probe the function of sports as spectacle—the escalation of violence, controversies over drug use, and the media’s coverage of tragic deaths—while others shed light on the way in which the media serve to transform sports into a vehicle for the expression of identity and nationalism. The goal is not to score points but to prompt critical discussion of why sports matter in Canadian life and culture and how they contribute to the construction of identity.

Jungle Beasts

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Forest Friends

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Barnyard Critters

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Polar Pals

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Curious Creatures Down Under

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by Rick Abbot

Children's musical . Characters: 3 male, 4 female . Set: Exterior and Interior . Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. The cast of seven play nine roles: Beauty, The Beast, Father, Mother, Stepsister, Boyfriend, a hound dog, a theatrical entrepreneur and a hopelessly inept tap dancer whose thankless job is to distract the audience during the scene alterations. There is only a single set that ingeniously converts from farm to castle and back again in a few seconds. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.

Balkan Women

by Jules Tasca

Full Length, Drama / 2m, 3f, chorus / Simple set. This meditation on the horror of war set in 1990 brings the spirit of Euripides to a Serbian detention camp for Muslim women. Men are pitted against women, Christians against Muslims, and Croats against Serbs in a drama that bares the inner conflicts that result when society is governed by illogical ethnic hatreds. A hard boiled, devoutly Christian guard is torn by conflicting inner voices as he interrogates a prisoner and her mother about an explosion that killed sixteen of his soldiers. The arrival of a new, wounded camp commandant triggers murder and inevitable catastrophes reminiscent of ancient tragedy. "Theatrically bold and politically moving.... The dialogue has an odd and effective stateliness, as though we're listening to a translation of an ancient work." Variety. Winner of the 1997/98 Barrymore Award for Best New Play.

A Bad Day At Gopher's Breath

by Al Ver Schure

FarceCharacters: 14 male, 4 female (including 1 male narrator guitarist and 1 male or female piano player), plus extras. Area or platform staging. . After many failures due to ineptitude, the notorious Rawlins gang rides into Gopher's Breath to rob the bank. While Rawhide Rawlins dreams of a farm for his ma, Sheriff Crutchwaffle representing all that's rotten in town also has his designs on the loot. He needs money to escape the clutches of Fat Jack Caldwell, the most feared man in the West. The outlaws and the sheriff force each other to alter their plans and the banker's niece enters the plot. Stricken by love, a Rawhide tries desperately to go straight, but his gang carries on and Crutchwaffle manipulates them to his own evil ends. Predictably, love deals Crutchwaffle a bad draw in the end and Bambi and Rawhide ride happily into the sunset. Riddled with all the traditional cliches of the classic western, Gopher's Breath becomes the setting for hilarious happenings.

Baby Taj

by Tanya Shaffer

Comedy / Characters: 2m, 3f / "I've dreamed you for so long, I can hardly believe you're with me now. Yet here you are: a tiny human voyager, sleeping off the shock of migration..." The legendary Taj Mahal is the next assignment for Rachel, an American travel writer whose failed romances have led her to ask: Why not have the baby she craves - on her own? She finds unexpected answers - and larger questions - among the glittering legacies of India's past. Alive with the sounds and colors of a remarkable country, this bittersweet comedy of mischievous matchmaking raises provocative questions about love, friendship, family, and what it means to be ready to be a parent. Baby Taj had developmental readings at Jeffrey Bihr Studio in Berkeley, California; The Lark Theatre in New York City; and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California. It premiered at TheatreWorks in October, 2005, in a production directed by Matt August, to great critical acclaim. It was selected as one of the Top Ten Shows of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, and the San Jose Mercury News, and nominated for an American Theatre Critics' Association Steinberg Award and a Bay Area Theatre Critics' Award. "A captivating inquiry into love and freedom... Thrives on a witty, probing clash between freethinking modernity and tradition." -Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle "A bundle of cross-cultural joy... Marries the breezy cynicism of the now with the eternal power of India... [Shaffer's] ear for mod-groovy lingo gives the play a to-die-for sparkle." -Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News "...Filled with a savvy traveler's enthusiasm for the cultural and historical rewards of her journey." -Chad Jones, Oakland Tribune "...Depicts the characters in all their contradictions and with such clarity that t

Big Bugs, Little Bugs

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Our Feathered Friends

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Sea Creatures

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

Rainforest Friends

by Zondervan

These exciting photos and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more. Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

by Michael S. Horton

Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of—if not the—most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as “doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated.” It is written for a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together and will be especially welcomed by professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians. Features of this volume include: (1) a brief synopsis of biblical passages that inform a particular doctrine; (2) surveys of past and current theologies with contemporary emphasis on exegetical, philosophical, practical, and theological questions; (3) substantial interaction with various Christian movements within the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodoxy traditions, as well as the hermeneutical issues raised by postmodernity; and (4) charts, sidebars, questions for discussion, and an extensive bibliography, divided into different entry levels and topics.

Aspirin & Elephants

by Jerry Mayer

Comedy / 3f, 3m Here is an hilarious romantic comedy bursting with witty dialogue about a couple who take their two daughters and their husbands on a cruise from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg. Before the boat docks, the course of all three marriages changes drastically and unpredictably in a laugh filled, comedy that enjoys record breaking runs in theatre after theatre. "Delightful." - Variety "Sails on a sea of comedy." - L.A. Times "Ironic and wise. Clever and perceptive. Superb." - Hollywood Reporter "A willing audience laughs and cries." - B'nai B'rith Messenger "A sure fire audience pleaser in the Neil Simon mode." - Drama Logue

Apostasy

by Gino Diiorio

1m, 2f / Drama Sheila Gold, 55, a successful Jewish businesswoman suffering from terminal cancer, is spending the end of her life in a comfortable hospice where her only companion is her 30 year old daughter, Rachel. The two have a tense relationship as Rachel has spent most of her adult life working at Planned Parenthood and is generally a disappointment to her entrepreneurial mother. While in the hospice Sheila has become fascinated by a late night televangelist, Dr. Julian Strong, a black man in his 50's. She finds his message inspiring and comforting and she writes Strong, offering to make a sizable donation to his ministry. Much to her surprise, Strong flies out to visit Sheila, presumably to see her sign the check in person. His physical presence is even greater than his TV persona and the two fall head over heels in love. Sheila begins to toy with the idea of converting to Christianity and spending her final days with Strong's church in California. This revelation upsets her daughter to no end as Rachel is certain that Strong is a crook, promising hope and salvation, when all he really wants is to come between her and her inheritance. Is Strong truly in love with Sheila or is he only out for her money? Sheila must choose between her daughter and a new love and lifestyle, in what will certainly be her final days. "When Sheila Gold announces to her grown daughter, Rachel, that she is thinking of trading in her barely used Judaism for late-model, born-again Christianity, it looks as if we're being set up for a play about religious faith. But Gino DiIorio has something else up his sleeve in Apostasy, the absorbing new drama running through Aug. 13 at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. Sheila's flirtation with Jesus is going to turn into a flirtation of an entirely differe

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