Dates for the performance of the new Christian play He Was Here by Rev. William Khalil and to be performed by Almanarah’s drama team have been official announced. Saturday December 12th at 7:00 pm is the first show and the second show will be the following Saturday December 19th at 7|:00 pm as well. The show is the churches Christmas production. The name of the play He Was Here is in reference to the story line of a doctor that comes to help a village in Egypt which is a parallel story line to Jesus Christ mission here on earth.
This is Almanarah Presbyterian Church in London's second Christian production done by the church with help from one of the church’s elders and Youth Leader Matthew Marshall who is an award winning director that is behind the award winning feature film Daughter of the King that has won 18 awards at various film festivals. The film also has four Official Sections including its most recent being an Official Selection at the Big Cross Los Angeles Christian Film Festival. Which will take place in early November.
The showing of the award winning independent Christian film Daughter of the King at Almanarah Presbyterian Church is only one month away. Excitement heading into the showing is increasing as the film draws closer to adding to its award total in film festivals. Currently the film has won 18 awards worldwide and has also had three official nominations and two official selections at other festivals. Including most recently a prestige Film Award in the category of Religion. The film’s director Matthew Marshall has won four awards for directing of the film himself. The film’s awards and accomplishments will be on display at Almanarah, as well as the film program 12 Disciples which Marshall is a founding member and will also have materials explaining the program on display.
The film’s themes focus on the Christian theme of freedom by grace and that everyone regardless what they have done in their past is precious and valuable in the eyes of God.
Coming off a very success Christmas play last year Almanarah Presbyterian Church in London is hard back at working coming up with a new script for this year’s Christmas play. the congregation has been bring ideas together and have even started Rehearsals but the name of the actual play has not been officially released. The Minister of Almanarah Rev. William Khalil has written the script and will be producing again. Award winning director Matthew Marshall has come back on board to direct the play again. It will again be in Arabic which poses an issue for Marshall in directing a play in a different language but it is something he is familiar with from last year’s play Dream House. So Marshall is somewhat accustom to what it takes. Marshall is of course still promoting his award winning Christian feature film Daughter of the King that has won 17 awards. He is also busy with 12 Disciples a Christian film company that he is partners in. But he is finding time to also direct this newest play. The rehearsals are in the very early stage and the cast is made up of members of the congregation. Dream house was so successful they recorded it and made it into a movie that is still finishing up post production of music and official translation.