Listen closely—you can almost hear the distant rumble of thunder and the faint sound of raindrops beginning to fall. Listen again and you might even hear the sounds of hammers hitting nails and saws biting through wood. Listen closely enough and you’re bound to hear the far-off baas, neighs, woofs and chirps of the animals beginning to gather. All this can only mean one thing: The Fludde is almost here! Yes, the rains are coming and the building of the ark is well under way, and you do not want to miss out on this exciting journey with Noah and his family as Christ Church presents the musical Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten. Join us as we hear God speak to Noah and see his family join together to build the ark and guide the animals on board. Hold tight as we weather the storm together and join our voices in singing praise to God who saves those on the ark. Laugh at the poor gossips who spend so much time mocking Noah that they “miss the boat” when the waves come. Rejoice in the rainbow that God sends to mark his covenant with Noah and with us at the end of the story. And this all happens in just under an hour!
This production is a longstanding Christ Church tradition; we have been presenting Noye’s Fludde every few years since 1977, when it was first presented as a fundraiser for the organ, and this year is our eleventh production! It is truly a church-wide effort, with a cast of more than 130 “animals” and humans, ranging in age from 5 to 75! We have another 80 or more people behind the scenes or in the orchestra, all working together to bring this story to life. What a GREAT opportunity to invite your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and classmates to come experience this timeless story. And the best part is that it’s free: Just go to the Noye’s Fludde page on our website (www.christgreensboro.org/flood) , or call the church at 336-299-1571, ext. 604, to reserve your tickets beginning February 17, and pick them up in the Gathering Space during the week or on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Tickets will go fast, so reserve yours today!
Of course, an undertaking of this magnitude requires a great deal of support. If you would like to be a Noye’s Fludde sponsor and help “feed the animals” with a financial contribution, please visit christgreensboro.org/flood or pick up a sponsor form at the Connection Point desk, on our Information Walls, or in the office by Wednesday, March 6. This will enable us to continue to bring this wonderful presentation to you and to the community as a true outreach event, both now and in the future.
Want a part on the ark yourself? There’s still room! A few animals heads need to be filled (all ages/sizes), so contact Cathy West (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
Listen once more...can you hear it yet?! Rumble, drip, bang, howl, roar, meow………