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G.K. Chesterton Entertainment presents a staged reading of a brand new work

Hungry, cold, and rejected, can Mary and Joseph's marriage survive the last 30 minutes before the Saviour's birth?

30 Minutes B.C.: A Nativity Play explores the hardships the Holy Family endured - hardships we can still relate to today.

On-demand stream now available

Option One: Donate $20 to our fundraiser to be given the link and password to "30 Minutes BC"


Option Two: Get a second Christmas show by donating $40 or more! You'll also receive a link to “A Very Special Christmas with Maria Vargo and Friends" a Christmas concert filled with Maria's favorite songs and stories including performances by some of the cast members of "The Last Days"


The reviews are in!

…enjoy some perfectly seasonal inspiration

Zuri Starks is the most ebullient Mary imaginable, while Joseph is everything you would imagine (and definitely not a decrepit man on this side of the grave!).

Sister Anne, Nun Blog

I am changed by watching this play.

Theology of the Body “feminists” like myself…will love what Mary has to say about herself as a woman, how she loves and accepts her nature and embraces her (divine) motherhood, mission and vocation in life, body and soul.

Sr. Helena Burns, fsp; Hell Burns Blog

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Cast and Crew

Clayton Snyder | Joseph

Clayton Snyder


Clayton Snyder is a film, television, and stage actor most known for his role as Ethan Craft on Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire and The Lizzie McGuire Movie. More recently, Clayton guest starred on NCIS and has appeared in dozens of web series and independent projects streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix. On stage, Clayton has performed in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Root Beer Bandits at the Garry Marshall Theatre, and concert performances of Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical and Starry.

Zuri Starks | Mary

Zuri Starks


Zuri Starks is a Chicago-born actor. New to the LA scene, she just filmed her first feature film in July, No More Goodbyes and took lead in a short film, No Heartbeat in January. She's currently working on 2 webseries, and prepping for her next feature film coming early 2021 where she will step into the lead role. Although she loves film and television, her first true love is the stage. From Aida and Hairspray in high school to The Tempest at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Theo, Cleo, and Wu at the Theatre of Note.

Jonathan Roumie | Stage Directions

Jonathan Roumie

Stage Directions

Jonathan Roumie—actor-director-producer & musician—is best known for his groundbreaking role as Jesus in the popular series The Chosen, the #1 crowdfunded media project in history and a global sensation, currently streaming in more than 180 countries. His talent for accents and language has landed him numerous memorable performances on The Mindy Project, The Good Wife, The Newsroom, Dog With A Blog, Law and Order, " and "NCIS, " to name a few.

Maria Vargo | Angel Choir

Maria Vargo

Angel Choir

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Maria is a Hollywood-based actress, singer-songwriter, director, and Christian speaker. She is the president and artistic director of G.K. Chesterton Entertainment. a faith-based non-profit entertainment company. Maria starred as St. Faustina, in a one-woman show, performing over 300 times all across America and Canada. A film version of Faustina is set to be released in the near future. Her passion for music led to producing an original Christian CD entitled Fire Tries Iron and most recently a Christmas CD entitled Coming Home For Christmas ".

Denise Vi Flaten | Writer and Director

Denise Vi Flaten

Writer & Director

Denise was writing even before she could read. Her first tome was penned at six years old and about dragons. Since then, she's studied at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and runs the G.K. Chesterton Entertainment Writer's Group. In her spare time, she does GKC's social media and acts once in a while (you may have seen her in "Law & Order SVU " or "The Bold & the Beautiful. ")