Things are shaping up to take Beyond the Chariots to Asia during the Olympic Games this summer.
The play tells the rest of the Chariots of Fire story: How, after breaking the world record in the 1924 Olympics, Eric Liddell spent the rest of his life as a missionary in China.
The play has been translated into Spanish, Chinese and translators are working on Portuguese, French and Korean.
I'm also working on a docudrama about Eric Liddell with a group in Hong Kong. I've written a rough draft of the screen play, and now I'm working to incorporate our newest interviews. I'll get to play Eric Liddell in the dramatizations.
Because the Hong Kong Dollar is linked to the US dollar, the money they've raised for the project is not going as far as they hoped. Also, many funds have been rediverted to help earthquake victims in that region. I've decided to raise some funds to cover my expenses to make their budget go further and therefore raise the quality of the film.
If you'd like to make a donation for either of these endeavors, make checks payable to Westchester Chapel. If you want the money to go toward performances during the Olympics write "Emmaus Arts--Olympics" in the memo line. If you want it to go toward the docudrama, write "Emmaus Arts--Docudrama" in the memo line. Send to:
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Filled with Hope,
Rich & Joyce
The following is an excerpt from the Off-Broadway performance.
I heard about you performing this wonderful peace at the Olympics from Ashley Kull. I hope it well went. When she told me, the opening ceremony was on, so i turned on the TV and was hoping to see it. When I saw you perform it in 2004 at TAM, it touched me so much. Since then, I have grown so much in everything. I always look back at the moment i watched you do this piece and know that God has a big touch on your heart and He is by you all the time. I hope you are doing great and I pray for you all the time. I just cant wait to see this piece again, or any of your pieces.
Godly Love you you,
Lucas, alas, this wasn't picked for the Opening Ceremonies, but I did perform it on opening night in Hong Kong for a sports camp.
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