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The Beams are Creaking is truly a collaboration of Gary Broughman’s faith-based production company, Positively Florida, and Central Baptist Church. Positively Florida has used its connections to draw in quality directors, actors and stage production, and Central Baptist has provided space for the production and practices, as well as actors that are a part of the cast (including Gary, Helen, Sonny Gallman, and several children from the church).

Tickets for The Beams are Creaking,” the Dietrich Bonhoeffer play are available for a special price ($10) if you buy them in the church office. Both Sonny & Isaac as well as Helen & Gary Broughman are cast members.  Cash or Checks (may be written to Positively Florida). The play will take place in Central’s Sanctuary: 

                  Nov. 1 & 2 – 7:30 p.m.                    Nov. 3 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.                    Nov. 4 – 2:00 p.m.


Background of the drama:  Two days after Adolf Hitler was installed as chancellor of Germany in 1933, Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a young Christian theologian who completed his formal training just a few years earlier — delivered a radio address attacking Hitler’s leadership. He was cut off the air. That was just the beginning. Bonhoeffer would spend the next 12 years refuting Nazism and criticizing the German Christian Church‘s complicity in its racist, genocidal mission. He eventually participated in the resistance movement and was imprisoned and sent to the concentration camp at Buchenwald in April 1945 for his involvement in a group that tried to assassinate Hitler—the Valkyrie Conspiracy.

Here are rehearsal photos of the The Beams Are Creaking which premiers at Central on Thursday evening November 1.

Gary Broughman, playing Bishop Bell of the Church of England, reacts to news from his secretary (Louise Schneberger) that Bonhoeffer’s plot against Hitler has been discovered.

Sonny Gallman plays Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s brother-in-law Hans in The Beams are Creaking. Here, Hans, and Klaus Bonhoeffer try to convince Dietrich that the way ahead includes eliminating Hitler by force.

The Beams are Creaking weekend at Central includes the release of the memoir of Helen Cummins’ mother Anna Lou Bollinger, titled An American Fraulein Caught in Hitler’s Germany.

Sabine, (Christine Hampton)

Goering with Dietrich

Dietrich with Maria

Dietrich Sabine Gerhard

Dietrich with Maria

Bonhoeffer Family

Bonhoeffer Family

Bonhoeffer Brothers