Twin City Opera House to host ‘Chain Breaker’

Photo Provided Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville will present “Chain Breaker” on March 24 and 25. From left are Ben Truman, Scott Carpenter, Craig Bloomfield and Kyle Dew, who will be playing the role of Jesus.

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — The Twin City Opera House will host the Christian musical drama “Chain Breaker,” under the direction of Melanie Baldwin, on Palm Sunday weekend, March 24-25.

Showtime is 7 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are available by donation. For more information call 740-557-3025.

The cast and crew will present a performance of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

In “Chain Breaker” the story unfolds with the announcement of the Messiah’s coming to a young girl, Mary, and progresses with the birth of Jesus, the baptism by John in the Jordan River and the temptation by Satan in the desert.

Along the way, Jesus invites a rag-tag group of fishermen to join his mission of preaching the good news of the Kingdom of God to people far and wide. Many miracles take place, including the healing of a leper, the exorcism of a demon possessed man and the raising to life of a dear friend.

Jesus delivers a message of unconditional love to the down-and-outers of the day, breaking the chains of sin, shame and self-sufficiency by offering his life as ransom for all. Jesus is judged and condemned to die a gruesome death nailed to a cross.

Three days later the tomb is empty. His friends are left wondering what has happened. Mourning turns into joy as Jesus is resurrected.

Chain Breaker will have several violent and frightening scenes and may not be suited for young children, a press release said. Parental guidance is advised.