Travel & Leisure Magazine lists Glen Rose as one of the top 10 weekend getaways in America. One of the area's biggest attractions is the production play, The Promise.
Chuck King will direct the play for a second time. King promises this year will be the start of another amazing 30 years. He spent two weeks in Israel in January to work on new dialogue.
“I wanted to bring fresh perspectives to the story. You will still recognize the story but it will be a new family telling the story and how each family member experiences their own encounter with Jesus, “ said King.
There are all new sets and costumes.
“I am bringing 1st Century Jerusalem to the present and giving it a modern day point of view,” he said.
The production brings in about 30,000 visitors to Glen Rose each year, and King wants to double that.
“Glen Rose is one of the best kept secrets and I want to change that. I want to see 70,000 come see the play and explore the community,” he said.
Putting on the production is no easy task. There are approximately 200 cast and crew members who help make the production happen. They work every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
“I have to give credit to the community and to all the staff, crew and actors for the investment of time and passion to tell the story,” said King.
King and his staff have been working on new incentives to bring people in and to show the world this isn’t a small production.
“I am not sure that people know just what goes into bringing this story to life and I want to make it so that everyone is able to attend and experience the story,” King said.
There will be special guests and discounts for children and first responders. This is just one of the ways King is changing things for the 30-year celebration.