The Devil and Joseph Scriven


photo from play The Devil and Joseph Scriven

Performed at The 4th Line Theatre, Millbrook, Ontario, July-August, 1999; and brought back by popular demand July-August, 2000. These productions played before more than 10,000 spectators, telling the dark story of Joseph Scriven, the strange country preacher who wrote the legendary hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” but never took credit for it. The play featured an on-stage baptism and a drowning in a pond.