Plays

Rich Swingle has been performing one-man plays since 1992, and now his wife Joyce is adding to the repertoire. He's been involved in the performing arts and applying theatre concepts in the business world full-time since 1995. His plays and workshops have opened doors for him in 28 nations on five continents. Since 2010 he's performed in over 20 films.

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Big Fish Little Worm
The stories of Jonah, Gideon, Jeremiah and Lazarus come to vibrant life under a theme of hearing God's voice and responding. This is Rich's first creation, and he's been doing the Jonah piece since 1992.

Translation slides: Korean.

Running time: 7-60 minutes (with narration woven throughout).

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/BigFishLittleWorm

Beyond the Chariots
The four time Academy Award winning film Chariots Of Fire tells how Eric Liddell refused to run the 100 meters in the 1924 Paris Olympics because a qualifying heat was held on a Sunday. Beyond the Chariots picks up where the film left off, showing Eric in his greatest race, as a missionary to war-torn China.

Translation slides: Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tamil and Hungarian. Planned translations: French and Portuguese.

Running time: 45 min. to an hour.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/BeyondTheChariots

A Clear Leading
Rich's critically acclaimed one-person, two-act play shows how John Woolman spoke out against slavery over a century before the Civil War.

Running time: About an hour.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/AClearLeading.

The Revelation
This dynamic portrayal of the last book of the Bible is a one-person play which can stand alone or be surrounded by music and original art. John the Apostle has returned to deliver The Revelation to you today. He's thrilled at the opportunity!

Running time: 45 minutes play alone; about 90 minutes with worship interludes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/TheRevelation.

The Acts
The Acts brings to life the miracles and wonder of the first century Church as God's Spirit empowers His people. The story is told from the perspective of a man who spies on the followers of Christ for Saul. As he reports back their actions and beliefs he begins to realize they're following more than just stories.

Running time: About an hour.

For more information visit www.RichDrama.com/TheActs.

Views of the Manger
Rich's Christmas program begins with the story of Abraham, using his covenant with God as a look forward to how Christ would come and be the covenant keeper. It also tells the stories of Gabriel, Joseph, the inn-keeper, and the three wise men.

Running time: About an hour.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/ViewsOfTheManger.

Journey to the Garden
This event invites each audience member to become a disciple and travel with Jesus from his baptism to the Garden Tomb. This Slides from Israel of the actual places these events are believed to have taken place are the backdrop of the greatest story ever told.

Running time: 15-60 minutes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/JourneyToTheGarden.

Five Bells for 9/11
Five Bells for 9/11 is a memorial to those that died and to those that were wounded physically and emotionally on that infamous morning. The play tells the stories of three people that were directly impacted: Bruce Van Hine, a fire fighter for Squad 41; Lana Ho Shing, a mutual funds specialist for Morgan Stanley, and Father Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest at the Church of St. Francis.

Running time: About 45 minutes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/FiveBellsFor911.

Alien Immigration Training
Alien Immigration Training is geared toward youth. It is based on the idea that we are either aliens to God's grace, or if we have accepted that grace, we are aliens to this world.

Running time: About 45 minutes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/AlienImmigrationTraining.

Shepherds Reflect on the 23rd Psalm
Conceived by Pastor Linda Warren, pictured here on the right in the role of Shoshona, Rich and Joyce Swingle address their flock as Zelophahad and Pethahiah, shepherds with a perspective on Psalm 23.

Running time: About 45 minutes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/ShepherdsReflect.

Short Pieces
Rich can pull shorter pieces from his feature-length plays and has a number of short pieces that can stand alone. He can also customize or create a piece from scratch, depending on your needs and his available time.

Running time: 5-30 minutes.

For more information: www.RichDrama.com/ShortPieces.

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