Heather Finley is bringing home her fiancé, Kevin, to meet her devout Christian family. There is only one problem: Kevin is an atheist! Meanwhile, Heather's bickering grandfathers, Jeremiah and Roosevelt, are returning from a failed expedition to find Noah's Ark. After the death of their beloved wives, they sought tangible proof that God is real. Needless to say, when the grandfathers and the rest of the family, including Mom, Dad, and underachieving brother Cameron, meet the somewhat condescending fiancé, firecrackers start exploding! It doesn’t help when the pastor’s wife thinks she overhears the two elderly men talking about a dead body, or their hilarious Sherpa guide is discovered hiding in their travel trunk. And what about their plan to kidnap Kevin? Experience the challenges and humor the Finley family faces this Christmas as they come together to overcome grief, reclaim their faith, and learn to act and love each other as true Christians. About 90 minutes.
Playwright Andrew M. Frodahl Talks About
BELIEVING IN A FINLEY CHRISTMAS
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
Seeing churches fight over denominational differences instead of focusing on a relationship with God. Other inspiration came from my dear friend Holly who in many ways faced the trials of Heather Finley.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE PLAY?
A very tough question. As the writer I like all of it. However, if I had to pick a scene it would have to be the moment on Mount Ararat with the Grandfathers and Roland the Sherpa.
WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
They came from my crazy imagination. Although the grandfathers where influenced by my own grandfathers.
WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
That Christian-themed entertainment can be enjoyable, fun, and thought provoking while still getting a strong point across.