Paul Apostle Of Christ
April 6th to 19th at 7:15pm
Matinees April 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th at 1:30pm
No Shows April 14th and 16th at 7:15pm
$7:50 all seats
The setting is Mamertine Prison in Rome where Paul has been imprisoned because he has been deemed a threat to the Roman Empire. Emperor Nero has sentenced him to death. Paul's long journey to this place has been eventful. At one time—as Saul—he persecuted Christians relentlessly. And then he converted to Christianity. That is when Paul became the persecuted. His path has involved degradation, torture and shipwreck. At Mamertine he interacts with his jailer, Mauritius, and Luke, the evangelist. Mauritius is curious about Paul and seeks to learn how this one man can have such a profound effect on the empire. Luke, his dutiful caretaker, takes this opportunity to write the ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, a history of the early church. Meanwhile the infamous persecution of the Christians under Nero is in full effect. As the time draws near to the date of his execution, Paul struggles with God's forgiveness for his sins. He must constantly remember God's grace and near the end says, "where sin is prevalent, grace abounds more."