The Hiding Place

Featuring PCC faculty, staff, and students, The Hiding Place: Life of Corrie ten Boom follows Corrie and Betsie as they and their elderly father are thrust into a secret world of spies and espionage, heroically sacrificing their freedom to protect Jews from the Nazi secret police in occupied Holland.

First published in 1971, Corrie ten Boom’s autobiography The Hiding Place has inspired many, including PCC Speech faculty Stephen Burke. Stephen began scripting and writing original music for his own production after reading the book when he was a teenager. Growing up on the mission field in Singapore, he was encouraged by Corrie’s faith and wanted to write a play that he and his sisters could perform in their amateur theatre group for church. Over the next 16 years, Stephen continued working on his script and music, implementing the many aspects of script writing he’d learned through his undergraduate and graduate studies in the speech department at PCC.

Now, together with arrangements by PCC music faculty Greg Soule, Stephen has completed his play and recently directed it for three inspirational performances. Performed by PCC faculty, staff, and students, the play focuses on the hope Corrie and Betsie were able to share with other prisoners as they allowed God to show His strength through their suffering.

The Hiding Place: Life of Corrie ten Boom premiered May 6, 7, and 9 for PCC students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Published 5/13/2011