Play about persecuted Christians
tours Canada this fall
Solitary Refinement reviewed as moving and informative
VARIOUS CONGREGATIONS IN Ontario,
Manitoba and Alberta will host the Solitary
Refinement tour this fall, a Voice of the
Martyrs Canada (VOMC) theatrical production.
The stage play enacts the true stories of
bestselling author and VOMC founder Richard
Wurmbrand, while also addressing Christian
persecution around the world today.
Award-winning Canadian playwright Dennis
Hassell performs the role of Wurmbrand. “In
researching Richard Wurmbrand’s story, I was
surprised by joy,” says Hassell. “I discovered
a man overflowing with hope and love – and
even humour. Amid the suffering he found
the supernatural. He found Christ in ways
more tangible than we normally find in our
Hassell is working with director Tom
Carson, a triple Dora Award nominee. The duo
has previously partnered on nationally touring
hit shows including The Big Picture, 2000
Candles, The Missionary and The Sacred Diary
of Adrian Plass. This production was four
years in the making.
“The play is affirming and informing, but
also challenging,” explains Doug McKenzie,
executive producer and CEO of VOMC. “It
poses a powerful question in the here and
now. Would we be willing to die for Christ, as
others are doing in so many countries today?”
Solitary Refinement is scheduled to tour
British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the
Atlantic provinces in 2018 (www.vomcanada.
com/touring). –F T S TAFF
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Dennis Hassell brings the role of Richard
Wurmbrand to life in Solitary Refinement.