One-man plays about Mark's Gospel, Hollywood coming to Asheboro, Boone
BOONE — TV actor Frank Runyeon is coming to Boone and Asheboro next week to present three of his one-man dramas about the faith.
Frank Runyeon has appeared on such shows as "General Hospital" and "As The World Turns." After years of acting, he attended Princeton University to earn a bachelor's degree in religion and he wrote his first play, "Afraid: The Gospel of Mark." He continued his studies and also earned a master's degree in religion with honors from Yale University in 1994. He now has written seven one-man dramas and he travels the U.S. as a popular youth speaker.
Runyeon will perform "The Sermon on the Mount" and "Hollywood vs. Faith" at St. Joseph Church in Asheboro on Thursday, Oct. 4, starting at 7 p.m.
He will perform "Afraid: The Gospel of Mark" on Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Elizabeth Church in Boone, starting at 7 p.m.
After every show, Runyeon's audiences leave laughing, yet also having learned something about their faith.
Both nights' performances are free, although donations are welcome to offset the cost of the shows.
"Afraid: The Gospel of Mark" is the third of Runyeon's one-man shows that St. Elizabeth Parish has hosted. "Hollywood vs. Faith" and "Sermon on the Mount" were staged at St. Elizabeth in 2010. He was so popularly received that the parish brought him back in 2011 to perform "3½ Stories of Christmas."
For more information, call the Boone church office at 828-264-8338, or the Asheboro church office at 336-629-0221.
— Amber Mellon, correspondent
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