Who or What is Earthen Vessels Drama Company?

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7

Earthen Vessels Drama Company is a ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church, in Van Buren, AR.

Shady Grove first performed their version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, in 2000. Directed by Joseph Owen, Becky Hartsfield, and Mary Hout, the two performance run was a success, prompting a three show production of the same play in 2002, directed by Mary Hout and Janelle Mahan.

In 2005, after a three year sabbatical, Earthen Vessels Drama Company, a ministry of Shady Grove, moved the production to the historic King Opera House in downtown Van Buren, AR. This time it was an eight performance run, under the direction of Joseph Owen and Joanna Owen. The Owen and Owen team once again produced and directed ACC in 2007. This time there was a grand total of thirteen shows in the King Opera House!

ACC 2009 had five performances, was produced by Joanna Owen, and directed by Jolene Barker. The 2011 production (directed again by Barker, with a production team of Roger Owen and Paul and Jolene Barker) had 4 performances.

"A Christmas Carol 2013" is upon us! The King Opera House is booked for the week of December 1-8, 2013. Practices have been underway since August, and are in the final stages (pun intended). We are so excited to see how God will use this production to change lives this year!