This Will Lead to Dancing

Teenagers Sam and Alex are sick and tired: they're tired of their church's exclusive stance on homosexuality, and sick due to a week-long hunger strike to protest it. But when word finally gets out, it becomes clear that their cause has struck a chord in their small Mennonite community. Crowds begin gathering outside their church, national news crews begin following the story, and Sam is visited by the ghost of Menno Simons, who claims he has been sent to help her. Awaiting their church's decision, Sam and Alex must decide whether sticking up for a community who has been spiritually starved is worth the risk of physically starving themselves.


Written by Johnny Wideman
Directed by Erin Brandenburg
Dramaturgy by Steven Gallagher 

Audience Responses:

"I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me."

"The play brought us a recognizable story with a lot of charm that still posed the hard questions."

"Thanks so much for this amazing conversation about a difficult topic for the church. Your ability to tackle it with humour, directness, and a clear love for the church was inspiring."

"As a LGBTQ person this [play] was very refreshing to see. I am very hopeful for the future of the Mennonite church."

"The quality of the writing and acting and production is first rate...everyone should see this!"