Drama is a vibrant element of the Coastal Christian High School experience. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways (including acting, lighting, set design, hair and makeup) in the annual spring production.
Plays are chosen that will challenge the students to stretch in their acting ability while maintaining a God-honoring message. A blend of serious drama and comedy allows students to learn acting technique and keeps the audience entertained. CCS plays have been well-received by a variety of audiences.
The plays CCS has produced include well-known favorites:
- Witness for the Prosecution
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Jane Eyre
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Sherlock Holmes
CCS has also performed original dramas written by Pamela Townsend:
- Our Mutual Friend
- Daze Without Knights
- In the Shadow
- Robin Hood
- Through Fire
- Once Upon a Genre
- The Tapestry
Pamela Townsend is making scripts of her plays available for purchase through Amazon. Follow the associated links below to access information directly from Amazon.com.
In 1941, young Ellie O'Brien faces a devastating betrayal by the one she loves most. In the aftermath, she comes to doubt everything she has been raised to believe. If God is real, why would He allow her to suffer so deeply and undeservedly?
But years later, when her granddaughter Cassie faces heartbreak, Ellie is able to use the hard-won lessons of her own youth to help her grandchild see that God is always at work—even in our greatest struggles and trials. He is always good and He always does good. In this moving drama, Ellie and Cassie's lives are interwoven like an elaborate tapestry.
Other plays from Pam will be published in the future!
Pamela Townsend is a teacher and director who turned to writing plays in order to provide quality material for her student actors. She publishes in the hope that other harried directors may also be able to make use of her work.
Videos of some of the dramas can be viewed here. Set aside about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, get some snacks, and enjoy!
In the Shadow Entire Play
The Entire Play of In the Shadow
A serious drama about how God works, even in the shadows of life, even when we must walk through the darkest valley (Psalm 23).