The one act play, “The Bright Forever,” featuring Shirley Williams, will be performed at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church on Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. The play, written by North Carolina playwright Gary Carden, portrays the life of Fanny Crosby.
Crosby, who was blind from early childhood, authored more than 8,000 Christian hymns. Her hymns include such favorites as “Blessed Assurance,” “All the Way My Savior Leads Me,” “To God Be the Glory,” “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior,” “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” “Rescue the Perishing,” and “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross.”
Crosby dedicated her live to the hungry and homeless in the Bowery area of New York City where she chose to live in poverty.
Admission to “The Bright Forever” is free. Donations accepted at the door will benefit Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization. Some Highlands area churches are currently working with Stop Hunger Now to provide and package meals to be distributed in Haiti.