Playwright Susan Evans Talks About
“One More Christmas Miracle”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: In our early years of ministry BC (before children) my husband and I ministered at a residential drug rehab center in Philadelphia. We worked on the streets, operated a coffee shop called Hidden Manna, and various other outreaches. We met many colorful people and shared many unusual experiences while there. This ministry inspired the setting for the play. The community service crew was created for the kids at church who always want to be in the adult play. Other characters were inspired by people we’ve met through the years. The Christmas play in our small community has drawn many people over the years that never darken a church door. I wanted the play to be entertaining and present the message of Christ.
Q: WHAT IS YOURFAVORITE PART OF THE PLAY?
A: My favorite part is how Bruce naturally prays about the situations that come up in his life and the lives of those he comes in contact with. He is modeled after my husband, whose first thought when faced with a challenging situation is to take it to the Lord. He often reminds me and others that all we really need is a miracle, and God has more than enough to go around.