'Gospel of Mark' to be Performed Sept. 29-30
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 [10:34 PM]
Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert
Brock will present Gospel of Mark Sept. 29-30.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Gospel of Mark will literally come
to life at Lindsey Wilson College.
The Gospel of Mark
will be performed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock Sept. 29-30 at
V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. Brock will perform
the entire gospel, word for word.
"The thing that's hard to get across to some people
is how dramatic this gospel is," Brock said. "When you tell someone
that you are going to perform of the Gospel of Mark, it sounds like
someone up there on the stage repeating the whole Gospel, which
would be really boring. But it's far from that. After I have done
these shows, people have said, 'It brought the scriptures to life
in a way I didn't know it could.'"
In the performance Gospel of
Mark, Brock recreates the book as a storyteller,
which is how early Christians were exposed to the work during an
age when printing was prohibitively expensive and most people were
"If you think of the Gospel, it's a story that is
told by a storyteller, and that's what I bring to life -- the
storyteller," Brock said. "There is so much drama in the Gospel and
so many interesting events. Mark just rolls along and moves this
story. It comes to life."
Brock got the idea to perform an entire book from
the New Testament about seven years ago when he saw an actor
perform the Gospel of Mark. Brock then studied and performed the
Gospel of John, followed by the Book of Revelation before focusing
on the Gospel of Mark.
"All of them have been life-changing, to get that
close to scripture," Brock said. "When you memorize something, it
becomes alive in a way that reading it never can. It's been a real
Robert Brock will perform
Gospel of Mark at 2 p.m.
CT Sunday, Sept. 29, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Lindsey
Wilson College V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. For
more, contact Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270)