Inside The Chi-Rho
The future is now, and the
past is as well!
long-anticipated final installment of The Chi-Rho
Files is no longer a vague portent; we are now in
rehearsal for performances scheduled December 4-7.
Launched on a rainy weekend in late 1998, the Files
will close with a full-length episode tying up the loose ends
of Investigations of the Unorthodox, The
Assignment, and The Power Unleashed. The
final installment is entitled, Homecoming.
cast members Greg Wright (Nico), Jenn Wright (Ana), Mike Brunk
(Josh) and Dave Stark (Ham) will be reprising roles from past
installments. Utility-infielder Stefanie Kelly (veteran
of three different roles in the series) will perform as Doctor
Geissler, a role written expressly for Stef. Long-time
DIM associate Raymond Jones will make his first appearance in
the series, as will Jacob Rosok (4th Tempter in Murder in
the Cathedral) and newcomers Kathy Bledsoe and Rebekah
is an intriguing blend of science fiction, church history,
drama and evanglism, designed to prompt questions like:
What was it like to be a part of the early church? How
much does my faith really mean to me? What have I
forsaken to follow Jesus? Am I really ready to be
persecuted for my faith?
dates on your calendar now!
This winter, Greg and Jenn Wright will be
traveling to Europe to support a mission trip to
Romania. In fact, they will be boarding a plane to
Amsterdam the day after Homecoming closes.
(Many will note the irony of leaving home the day
stop will be a long-delayed visit to Scotland, a sort of
postponed honeymoon. From there, they will travel to
London to meet singer/missionary Nia Jones and her manager,
Kevin Hoy. Together the four will fly to Budapest,
Hungary, then drive to Oradea, Romania, where Nia's Smiles Club focuses much
of its mission work.
the team will be meeting with local officials to lay
groundwork for a housing relief project for poverty-stricken
families. Romania was one the hardest-hit countries
after the fall of the USSR, and has never economically
recovered. Poor families are often faced with the choice
of making their $4 (that's right, $4) monthly rent payment, or
buying wood for heating, or medicine for dying
Jenn are Board Members of Global Music Ministries, the
commercial fundraising arm for Nia's mission work.
for Greg and Jenn, and for the people of Romania, during these
very troubled times. Travel may be very dangerous for
Americans in the months ahead.
Mike Brunk is once again set to direct
with Redmond's Redwood Theatre. This winter, the play of
choice will be While the Lights Were Out
a murder mystery
spoof by Jack Sharkey.
Mike has directed several award-winning
shows at Redwood, including Ten Little Indians and
Don't Drink the Water (featuring our own Dave
Stark). Remember: one of DIM's goals is to
get Christians working in the community. So follow
Mike's example by following Mike! Auditions have been
set for December 2 and 4. See the Redwood website for
more info, or corner
Our Newest Member
Rebekah Koch may seem
new to DIM, but she's certainly not new
to drama; and actually not to DIM,
1997 production of Saint Joan, Rebekah was featured
as one of the French Court members. Her senior year at
Seattle Christian, she appeared in a production of Twelve
Angry Men as one of the jurors. She also did an
astonishing job of portraying a blind girl while in Junior
High in a short play the youth at NCC performed.
in her Senior Year at SPU, known for its great