Only God Can Change Me
Written and Directed by Jerry Weekly
A musical drama for the whole family
Are you the blacksheep, dreamer, peacemaker or the glue that holds the whole family together? If so you’ll feel right at home with the Shepard family. From the heart wrenching secrets tragedies strike a family ready to rip at the seams.
The Matriarch turns to God to seek solace in his wisdom. As each member of the family battles their own inner turmoil they question whether to approach God with their strife.
“Only God Can Change Me” will leave you laughing and humming with the gospel music long after the curtain closes.
About the Production:
Solomonrain Presents the stage play “Only God Can Change Me” on March 11, 2017 at the Northland Performing Arts Center in Columbus. The play, 15 years in the making, addresses the highly relevant issue of opioid addiction. “Only God Can Change Me” is a provocative, emotional and faith-filled account of a family ripped apart by heroin addiction. The play is the work of Columbus playwright Jerry Weekly who has a long history of bringing art and theater alive in Central Ohio. Jerry wrote, acts and directs the play, which has been presented in theaters nationally and is now making its Ohio debut in Columbus.
“The play is an example of how God works through people’s lives if they let him in, but it is not a preachy or exclusively Christian production. All are welcome to just come and enjoy. Just as the problem is universal, the play is for everybody.”
About Solomonrain Presents:
Solomonrain Presents is a live theater, art and music production organization that has numerous plays, concerts and stage events in its repertoire, including August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” “Poor Richard” the stage play and “I’ll Dance for You Jesus.” They have also brought Gospel, African Drumming and other musical events to Central Ohio. Jerry Weekly has produced, directed and acted in theater and arts events in Texas and the Midwest. He brought the popular Upper Arlington Spring Break Classical Jazz Music and Art Series to great acclaim. Solomonrain Presents Mission: Bringing people together to create! Creating art within and across disciplines- and creating more of what makes community so special.
Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus Ohio 43229
Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door
Doors Open 30 Minutes before the Show
Book now at onlygodcanchangeme.eventbrite.com or onsite at Northland Performing Arts Center Box Office
Call 614-212-3398 for more information
Join us for a Public Forum - Opioid Crisis in Life & Art
Wednesday, February 22 from 7:00-9:00pm
McConnell Arts Center - 777 Evening Street - Worthington OH
This pre-production event will introduce the play and include a live performance excerpt as well as entertainment, food and speakers on the topic of addiction. This event is open to the public and is focused on creating partnerships with community stakeholders and those passionate about this crucial issue. Admission is free to this event (a $10 donation is suggested) and reservations while not required are appreciated. Doors open at 6:30 for mingling and refreshments.
One Message, One Weekend- You Don’t Have to Struggle Alone
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Performances at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM