The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

Fire Off-Broadway

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At our Easter dinner tonight one of our pastors made mention that last year John Wesley was with us. It was the eve of opening Fire Off-Broadway in which Roger Nelson (who portrays John Wesley) and I alternated performances at Theatre 315 in NYC. For some snapshots from that remarkable adventure cl...
04.09.07 12:42 AM - Comment(s)
Phil Snyder, who did the horse whinny (on MP3) for Roger's play during our Off-Broadway run, just made the front page of the Los Angeles Daily News: " The Man of a Million Voices."  It was his wife, Karen, that developed the artwork for our run, and she's also mentioned in the articl...
04.27.06 04:12 PM - Comment(s)
Only four shows left in our Off-Broadway run, Fire Off-Broadway.

On Saturday Mary Previte will be speaking after Beyond the Chariots. A former assembly woman for the State of New Jersey, she's the great-granddaughter of Hudson Taylor, and she was with Eric Liddell in the concentration camp featured...
04.21.06 09:08 PM - Comment(s)
There are two one-man plays about Church heroes playing Off-Broadway from April 17-23. Relive the incredible adventures of 1924 Olympic Gold medal winner Eric Liddell in war-torn China. Rich Swingle's new one-man play Beyond the Chariots picks up where Chariots of Fire left off. Behold Liddell's gr...
04.12.06 03:33 PM - Comment(s)
David Lander, our award-winning Broadway lighting designer, went through Beyond the Chariots scene by scene today. His ideas are incredible! If you've already seen the play it will be worth the price of admission just to see how David's lighting it!
04.12.06 03:27 AM - Comment(s)
Max McLean is performing his one-man play, The Screwtape Letters in the Salvation Army's Theatre 315, where we'll be doing our run. He graciously recorded a radio spot, which is now playing on WAWZ. Listen for it!
04.06.06 09:07 PM - Comment(s)
Roger Nelson, who's performing in our Off-Broadway run in a couple of weeks, walked into a drug store the other night to pick up some milk. A young man approached him and asked, "Do you have some marijuana?" Roger said, "No, but I have something better." Within a half an hour Ro...
04.06.06 04:29 PM - Comment(s)
In Beyond the Chariots Eric Liddell's life-long friend, AP Cullen (Uncle Rooper), mentions a "seven-year old chap who was weeping inconsolably." The boy was crying as eight-year old Eric protected him from a hazing by some teens. Today I'm weeping inconsolably because the Lord stood up for...
03.18.06 05:51 PM - Comment(s)
Brad L. Smith, the playwright of The Man from Aldersgate, has agreed to write a press release for our Off-Broadway run.

To give him some background I've written up the story of how this all got started, and I'll post it under comments below in case you're interested.

I'm also going to post quotes...
01.23.06 07:09 PM - Comment(s)
I met with Roger Nelson while I was in Long Beach, CA, to firm up plans for our Off-Broadway run at Theatre 315 in April. We now have a rough draft of our website up and running: It now shows which play will be performed on which days. Watch this blog to find out when tick...
11.22.05 07:50 PM - Comment(s)