Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses at Wittenberg
   
Martin Luther Drama
CONTACT INFO
Steve Newcomb   steve@stevenewcomb.com
PO Box 622
Bluefield WV 24701


VIDEO SAMPLES
For videos of sample scenes, please visit: 



PREMIER PERFORMANCE
The premier was performed by His Majesty's Ministries - www.hismm.com

Promo Audio Short.mp3

Martin Luther - Musical Drama Version

This original musical drama was created to honor the great reformer on the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Thesis in 1517.  The cast of characters includes Martin Luther, his parents: Hans and Margarethe, Johann Tetzel, the Chancellor at the Diet of Worms, and members of Luther's reformed congregation.

The production covers: 

  1. Early Life, becoming a monk, visit to Rome. Listen to a sample here
  2. His Great Awakening in Wittenberg finding salvation by faith alone. Listen to a sample here
  3. 95 Theses - 1517. Listen to sample here
  4. Johann Tetzel's Indulgences
  5. Councils, debates and publications which tell of Martin's progression in theology and conflicts with Rome. Listen to a sample here
  6. Diet of Worms (trial for heresy)
  7. Beginnings of the reformation church
  8. Psalm 46 - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, congregational sing along.

The Songs include:

  1. It's Time to Celebrate (Martin, Hans, and Margarethe) Listen to sample here
  2. Coin in the Coffer (Martin, Tetzel, Soul in purgatory) Listen to a sample here
  3. By Faith Alone (Martin) Listen to a sample here
  4. Prayer at Worms (Martin) Listen to a sample here
  5. A Mighty Fortress is Our God (2 verses of congregational sing along), recitation of the 5 Solas followed by a short reprise of By Faith Alone (Martin, 2 townspeople)  Listen to a sample here

Accompaniment tracks are included for all songs as well as various interludes as underscores to dialogue.

Production Length:52 minutes

Cast:

This was written for an ensemble of 3 actors doing multiple parts. But it is possible to include more actors.

Martin Luther (Actor/singer. Voice range Tenor: D to E)
Hans Luther
(Martin’s father. Actor/singer. Voice range Baritone: B to D)

Margarethe Luther
(Martin’s mother. Actor/singer. Voice range Low Soprano: D to D)

Narrator 1
(can be played by same actor as Margarethe)

Narrator 2
(can be played by same actor as Hans)

Apostle Paul
(can be be played by same actor as Hans)

Johann Tetzel
(can be played by same actor as Hans. Singer/actor. Voice range Baritone: Bb to D)

Soul in Purgatory
(can be same actor as Margarethe. Singer. Voice range Low Soprano: E to C)

Chancellor
(can be played by same actor as Hans)

Male Townsperson
(can be played by same actor as Hans. Singer. Voice range Baritone. D to D)

Female Townsperson
(can be played by same actor as Margarethe. Singer. Voice range Low Soprano. D to D)


For more information on obtaining the script and music, please contact Steve Newcomb at:

steve@stevenewcomb.com

Martin Luther - Monologue Version


This monologue was originally written and performed in 2008. It is based on numerous biographies published on the life of Martin Luther.

The monologue is approximately 30 minutes. It can be broken into 4 separate sections:
  1. Early Life
  2. Great Awakening
  3. 95 Theses
  4. Psalm 46 - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
For more information on obtaining the script and music, please contact Steve Newcomb at:

steve@stevenewcomb.com

To view video clips, click here.


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