Shakespearean actor and writer Bruce G. Bradley has created a captivating adaptation of the book We Belong to the Land—the inspirational autobiography of Abuna Elias Chacour. Bradley has presented his 45-minute performance in Wisconsin, California, and Illinois, and is eager for more opportunities to share Abuna Chacour’s important story and vision. Bradley lives near Madison, WI.
With stunning accuracy, the actor “becomes” Archbishop Chacour as he tells about working for peace in Israel/Palestine over the past 45 years. Audiences hear how Abuna (“Father” in Arabic) Elias Chacour, against all odds, established the multi-cultural Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibillin, where Christians, Jews, Muslims and Druze are educated without regard to religion or ethnic background.
Proceeds from these dramatic performances will support the Mar Elias Schools, part of Archbishop Chacour‟s ongoing effort to “Build Peace on Desktops.” A time for questions will follow each performance. Interestingly, a few questions after every performance so far reveal that some in the audiencee forget that Bruce is an actor portraying Abuna Chacour. The questions are addressed as if to Abuna himself.
For further information, or to discuss sponsoring Bruce Bradley’s dramatic reading in your area, please call Joan Deming at 608-235-1046.