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Glimpses of a Drama Troupe

BPC Glimpses of Truth
Beth Mathews (right) and Olivia Eason (left) enjoy slapping Collin Roney around during Glimpses of Truth skit “Words of Advice from the Mother.”

By Lauren Moye

BPC Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON— Perhaps one of the most candid student groups at Brewton-Parker College, members from Glimpses of Truth, share their hearts on acting and their faith. The drama troupe, led by Dr. Don Wallace, is named for the old hymn “Open my Eyes that I May See”, which sings: Open my eyes that I may see / Glimpses of Truth thou hadst for me. The students are dedicated to God, sharing biblical truths, and acting. Brandon Pope, one of two student directors, stated, “Our purpose with Glimpses of Truth is to use the art of drama to spread the word of God.”

The drama troupe practices twice a week to accomplish this purpose as they work hard to perfect skits, characters, and delivery for their performances. More than anything else, the students become close. “I love how we are a family, not just a group of people,” Beth Mathews, the second student director, stated. Her sentiments were echoed by several others Glimpses of Truth members.

Colin Roney
Collin Roney plays the voice of God during “Pray Without Ceasing.”

The students are just as dedicated to sharing God’s word through their skits as their mission statement would lead one to believe. Olivia Eason, a Communication major, said, “Glimpses of Truth gives me a creative outlet for my passion of acting, and, at the same time, helps draw me closer to God.”

“I’m in Glimpses to glorify God through something I love,” Mathews said.

Recently they have performed for the Mount Vernon Association’s annual meeting, where they were represented by Pope, Mathews, Eason, and Leah Miller. They performed two skits: “Beggar of Legalville” and “Cirrhosis of the Giver.”

The drama troupe also performed at the Glenwood Tent Revival on October 13. Mathews, Eason, and Collin Roney performed “Pray Without Ceasing” and “Word of Advice from the Mother.” On October 27, the group visited First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon.

Beth Mathews

Beth Mathews has fun arguing with God during the Glimpses skit “Pray Without Ceasing.”

(Photos by Lauren Moye)

“I love the humor we bring into every skit, but also how we can get serious, too,” Roney shared, “That’s my favorite part.” When asked about if he’s nervous when he goes to perform, he said, “I always feel nervous at first, but then I warm up to the crowd and play my part to the best of my ability.”

“The first time performing a skit is always nerve-wracking, but more often than not, a sort of peace comes over me on stage and it’s as if the lines just come naturally,” Eason agreed.

Glimpses of Truth is always looking for more places to perform. Any churches or organizations interested in booking a performance should contact Suzanna Moye, BPC Outreach Agent, at 912-583-3259.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
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October 30, 2013 9:22 AM