Christian Plays - "IT'S NOT TOO LATE" - A Musical Drama
It's Not Too Late - a Christian play
Based on the Columbine Tragedy
written by Dick Lentz
This page lists comments from those who have performed, seen, or read the Christian play IT'S
NOT TOO LATE. This play, a Christian musical / drama based on the Columbine tragedy, is a story
of decisions based on God. For some, it's too late to take a different path in life. But for us, "It's
Not Too Late". This drama runs about 60 minutes, takes a cast of 11-12, and has about 20
minutes of music, all original (solos and interlude music only). It also may be performed as a
drama. More information can be found on this Christian plays homepage or on one of the other
links to the left. You can also contact me for more information. Scripts and music are available.
For information on other religious plays or Christian scripts on the web, checkout my links page.
Comments from Others who have performed this play
From a director who performed the play in Pennsylvania April, 2014
I just wanted you to know that the play was a complete success. Our church was packed (about almost 100 people) and we got a
standing ovation that lasted awhile. Everyone had nothing but good comments about the play, like "That was one of the most
inspiring plays I've ever seen!" and "This show had a beautiful message!" and so much more. They also said that this message
should be heard EVERYWHERE. All in all, it was such a big success. With that said, I would like to thank you from the bottom of
my heart for giving us the opportunity to put on your beautiful play. Once again, I would like to thank you for this opportunity It
was life-changing. God bless.
From a director who performed the play in California, December, 2013
I first want to say that it was a privilege to incorporate your play into our Performing Arts curriculum this year. The class consisted
of 11 freshmen and 5 sophomores which is over 50% of our school population (26 students). The students were explained the
actual incident which was followed up with discussions on accountability and spiritual warfare. Overall, the experience was an
eye-opener for the young class. They pulled it off and did a great job. We had an altar call each night and a total of 12 people
either re-dedicate their lives to the Lord or who professed their need for salvation for the first time. It was amazing and brought
many people to tears. Thank you for allowing us to perform such a life-changing play.
From a pastor in Virginia, November, 2013:
Your play was truly a blessing and very well done ... I can only imagine the sorrow and pain that must of come from the shooting
at Columbine High School. However, your play allows us to stop and realize that our youth today face a life and culture that has
never existed before and that we need to be serious about their issues and troubles. Thank you so very much for taking such a
tragic situation and using it to glorify God. I pray that many will come to know Christ before it is too late.
Note following a performance in California, November, 2012
The play was excellent. The responses we got were all great with almost everyone out in the hall afterwards telling us what a
great show it was, actors' parents saying how grateful they were that their kids were in the play; everyone loved it. Even people
who were of other religions or not believers said they loved the show. During the play people were captured by what was on
stage and many cried at the end of the play.
Note from a director in Ohio, September, 2012
I am in charge of the Sunday School Department. We have written our own Easter and Christmas plays and performed them for
the past three years. However this year I pushed to do a different play. I had searched the web and found a lot of different plays,
but nothing reached out to me ... until I came across yours. I presented it to our classes and had two of the students to the exerpt
on the website. They voted unanimously for your play.
Thank you for your time and the awesome play you put together!
Posting on blog from cast member regarding her experience - date unknown
Together as a cast we learned what the real meaning of bravery is, we learned the importance of God’s perfect timing, and the
power of prayer. That opening night, it is almost unexplainable and putting down into words, especially my
I can honestly say that I would not be half the person I am today if not for the cast, the director, and the story line. While the
audience got God’s message and just how much a simple act of kindness can mean… it changed my heart as it was being
presented each time. It still changes me sometimes. (link to actual blog)
From a group in Kentucky, February, 2012
We did the play this weekend and it was by far the best thing we've ever done. We had some that came both nights and others
that couldn't be there who have heard so many wonderful things about it that they want to know if we can do it again. There was
a little laughter and a lot of tears from the cast and audience. I am so glad we found this. Thanks for everything.
From a group in Beirut, Lebanon, January, 2011
We performed the play on New Year's Eve. There was about 100 attending. It was a real blessing to our lives. And since part of
the audience was born again Christians, we added at the end the urge of not being ashamed of sharing the Gospel with our
friends - just like Lisa. We are redoing the performance in February and are using it as a reachout in our area.
From a director in Washington, July 2010
The play went GREAT! We had two performances at our church with about 100-150 people each night. Many lives were touched
- people in the cast as well as their families and the audience. We were invited to do the play again a couple weeks later. God
miraculously worked out everyone's schedule and we did it again.
Thank you for writing such a wonderful play with a clear Godly message.
From a director in North Carolina, April, 2009:
WOW!! The play went off without any problems. We had around 100 people come see the play, which is very good for such a
small community. FOUR people accepted Christ!! One was an older brother of one of our cast members. It was, to say the least,
a very emotional night for her.
Thanks for writing this play and making it available to churches.
From a director in Maryland, March 2008:
In one word, phenomenal!!!. Our church was completely packed out and it was blessed - people gave their hearts to Christ - it
was just amazing. The Lord blessed you to evangelize His word and message of choices and salvation through this production
and this offering is still bearing fruit. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you in a mighty way. This was an awesome tool
to present the message in an innovative, relevant way according to our culture and our changing times.
From a director in Washington, July 2007:
The performances were great. Everyone else said it was just outstanding and they loved how it was written. The Lord has just
blessed me tremendously through this and i thank you for sharing this play with me and for the opportunity to use it. When i told
people that it was based on the Columbine tragedy they raised their eyebrows and wondered how that was gonna be pulled off
onstage, but i just love the ending and how it's layed out - how we just go and lay down, that's so powerful. and Jason's last song
"it's too late for me" i cried everytime he sang that. Thanks again.
From a director in New York, June 2007
The play went very well. There was an auditorium full of people. There were many great comments about it. And I know there
were seeds planted. One youth said he and his mother went home and got the Bible out and looked up some scripture. Another
youth said he went home and called his grandmother and said he wanted to go to church with her on Sunday.
From a director in Illinois, February, 2007
Things went extremely well. The cast did a tremendous job. The payoff really came in when 23 people between the two nights
dedicated their lives to Christ. One of the cast members was able to see how important this message was when her older sister
made a decision. It was a great weekend for us. Thank you for your support and for writing this. It is truly changing lives.
From a director in California, December, 2006
The play was outstanding!!!! We had a very good crowd and 3 souls accepted Christ as their savior that night. The kids where
so excited. We had 9 teenagers perform the play. They doubled up on a couple of parts. One young boy just started attending
church. His life in the public school system from day one has been terrible for him. Since coming to church and being at the
practices, he gave his life to God and has starting praying for his enemies at school. He is very excited about having real friends
in church. All the adults in church thought the play was awesome. Everything went great and it was a blessing to work with the
kids. I always try to look for a play that will really make an impact, not just entertain. I think I found that in your play.
From a director in Maine, August 2006
We had about 90 people at the performance this time. There were several non-Christians there so we are praying that the Lord
will bless the efforts and will help to grow the seeds that were planted! Thank you so very much! I'm terribly sad that this is it for
us as I've grown especially fond of this script! Your writing was brilliant!
From a director in Maine, April 2006
My students loved the play. We are really praying that many non-saved individuals will hear and want to receive the god news
offered to us all by Jesus Christ. Thanks for offering and authoring such a powerful and amazing tool to minister to the unsaved.
From a director in Arkansas, October, 2005
Just thought I'd give you an update on the play. It was WONDERFUL!! We had about 120 people come, which we were VERY
thankful for. I do know there were some seeds planted. The adults from our Church and our pastor have said nothing but
WONDERFUL things about it. Our pastor said Sunday morning that the only thing he wished had been different was that we were
able to broadcast the story around the world - that it was a powerful message - and how God had really used our young people
to make an impact on lives.
From a director in Tennessee, March, 2005
I just wanted to let you know that we performed the play "It's Not to Late" this morning for our Youth Easter program. Our youth
have exploded over the last year. When asked about their desires for Easter, they requested a full length drama. After reading
many different scripts, I just kept coming back to yours. And needless to say, It was amazing! We had many people say that is
the best thing they had ever seen our youth do, and we plan on traveling through out the summer performing it at backyard Bible
Clubs and block parties. Thank you so much for allowing our small group to take part in such a wonderful production. It has
changed our lives forever, and hope through it God may change many others as well!
From a director in Texas, August, 2004
I would like to thank you for writing this play. It is well written and inspiring. When I was first looking for a play for our drama
group, I searched the Internet for at least a week. Your play was the only one that stood out to me as "hitting 'em hard." Another
great thing was that I didn't have to do all the organization involved. You already had done some of that. Once I started directing
this play, I started seeing things come to life. My goal in life is to use drama as a witness for Christ and your play did that.
Thank you for making that possible.
From a director in Florida, April, 2004
Performing your play has been not only an educational experience but also inspirational. I do appreciate your support during this
play, I know that a big part of our success is related to you. My youth group knew about you and they had also visited your
website. Thank You very much for your help. I hope this play continues to do what it is intended to do, to bless many people.
From a director in Illinois, April, 2004
The play went well. The turnout exceeded our expectations. The kids got a lot out of the play which was my number one goal.
We have had good plays in years past, but the effects were short-lived. I believe that we can use the play as a springboard for
The response from the audience was outstanding. We had several veteran playgoers tell us this was the best they had seen. I
know we enjoyed doing this play, that's for sure!
From a group in Singapore, December, 2003
We just did the play for the 3 planned days, and it has been a HUGE success and it may just be the revival my youth group has
waited for in years!!! It was amazing. The turn up was so good it surprised the adults!!! We were so excited as the Lord's
presence was really strong. I believe that seeds have been planted in the hearts of everyone! And we are praying that they will
Many said the script was really REALLY good! Thank you so much.
|IT'S NOT TOO LATE
A Christian Play - a Musical / Drama
Based on the Columbine Tragedy
Written by Dick Lentz
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