Somebody Say Glory!: A Musical (Paperback)
On January 8, 1959, five American missionaries were speared to death by members of the Waodani Tribe in Ecuador. The Waodani, also known as Auca or Savages because of their brutality, lived a nomadic life of killing which resulted in isolation and reduced their numbers to approximately 50 tribesmen. This play is based on actual events in the lives of those Christian missionaries: Ed and Marilou McCully, Jim and Elizabeth (Betty) Elliot, Pete and Olive Fleming, Roger and Barbara Youderian, and Nate and Marj Saint and their encounters with the Waodani tribe. This play script for Somebody Say Glory is written to allow production as a drama, as a musical supported by contemporary Christian music, or as a musical supported by hymns from the Public Domain.
Martha Ford Fry works as a freelance writer and editor. Somebody Say Glory! is her first script. The play was first staged in April 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, by members of the SEEK homeschooling cooperative's drama and choir classes. Martha's other works have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. She has been covering the Christian entertainment industry for more than 10 years, is a Featured Contributor in Business and Finance for Yahoo!, and has been a regular contributor to Wealth Magazine. As the single mother of six homeschooled children, she hosts workshops and seminars at homeschool conventions and single parenting events. Martha also had the honor of living and writing at The Kilns, the long-time home of C.S. Lewis in Oxford, England, as a Scholar-in-Residence.