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Picture in Scripture Amphitheater to Present Biblical Production 'Damascus Road'

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'Damascus Road'

Rehearsal of a scene from this season's production of "Damascus Road: Where Saul Becomes Paul, the Greatest Apostle of All Times" at Picture in Scripture Amphitheater near Disney.

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A Grand Lake Tradition

The Picture in Scripture Amphitheater's original Biblical productions have been drawing crowds for more than 30 years.

Offering a unique twist on dinner and a show, Picture in Scripture Amphitheater has been a Grand Lake tradition for more than 30 years.

Every summer, the amphitheater presents an original Biblical production. This year’s drama, “Damascus Road: Where Saul Becomes Paul, the Greatest Apostle of All Time,” opens Friday, June 28, and will run every Friday and Saturday evening through August 4.

The production features a cast of 60-plus actors, exotic live animals, including Simon, the camel, state-of-the-art surround sound, pyrotechnics and stunning special effects.

According to Linda Goldner, who co-founded Picture in Scripture Amphitheater with her husband, Bill, “Damascus Road” tells the story of Saul’s persecution of the early Church, and how the Lord spoke to his heart and changed him on the road to Damascus.

Goldner describes the production as a “pretty powerful story” that drew crowds during last year’s run. She expects this year’s show and attendance to be even better.

Located in the hills east of Disney, the 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater has hosted more than 225,000 visitors from all 50 states and 119 foreign countries.

Dinner and a Show

An evening at the amphitheater starts with dinner served in the pavilion. The menu includes charbroiled hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, barbecue sandwiches and catfish, as well as light concessions.

Meals are served from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

Youngsters and animal lovers will also want to visit the amphitheater’s petting zoo, which is open before every production from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visitors can go into the barn to see and pet exotic animals, including a zebra, kangaroos, a ring-tailed lemur and two North African Sulcata tortoises.

Simon the camel and Yancy the yak will also be in the barn, as well as several animals from the production, including mini-horses and a donkey.

There is no cost for the petting zoo this year; however, donations are welcome.

A musical pre-show starts at 8 p.m. and the play begins around dusk at 8:45 p.m. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Tickets for “Damascus Road” are $14.75 for adults, while children 10 and under are free. Walk-ins are welcome; however, reservations are encouraged. Senior discounts and group rates for show tickets are available.

Adult tickets for dinner and the show are $19.75 for the catfish platter and $18.75 for the sandwich platter. A child’s plate is $6 for choice of hamburger, grilled chicken sandwich barbecue sandwich or hot dog with chips. All dinner tickets include a drink.

In the event of inclement weather, rain checks are issued if the show is unable to continue.

There will be no show on Friday, July 5.

It’s time to discover what everyone on South Grand Lake already knows, summer just wouldn’t be summer without enjoying a show at the Picture in Scripture Amphitheater.

Call (918) 435-8207 or visit www.pictureinscripture.com to reserve your seat today.

Picture in Scripture Amphitheater is located at 36656 South 510 Road, in Eucha, on the south end of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

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