April 23, 2011
Glendale-On Saturday, April 24, IFGF Los Angeles presented the musical drama production, Hero Inc, at the Alex Theatre. Performed by a hardworking group of youths from the church, the production was amazing and was proof of their obviously numerous practice sessions and effort. Hero Inc. is a modern day tale of a transformed angel-turned-superhero named the Guardian (G), who establishes Hero Inc. With help from Hero Inc. CEO, Sasha, G is called on by the city’s victims for help. However, after facing the death of his pregnant wife, Deja Collins,
G goes down into an emotion spiral and loses his will to fight for justice. With the help of Sasha, Deja, and the three orphans (Gina, Christina, and Teddy), his powers are replenished to fight his archenemy, Fahrenheit (played by Liko Sabarani), in a heated battle.
At the end of the production we were able to see a Q and A with G (played by Vincent Kurniawan), Deja (played by Charlina Gozali), Sasha (played by Imelda Halim), and Senior Pastor Daniel Hanafi.
Senior Pastor Daniel Hanafi wished to convey the message and meaning of Easter in relation to the play by comparing the hero, G, to Jesus Christ. He relates the two by highlighting the major sacrifices that both made in exchange for others. Prayers to God were made that night, and the main message that recurred numerous times was to accept and receive the Lord. Senior Pastor Daniel Hanafi urged the audience to pray and open their hearts to the Lord.
Overall that night rendered laughs, tragedy, and comfort for everyone that came to the play. Hero Inc. was a group effort for everyone on that stage, behind it, and all the people that helped make it into such a successful production. Their efforts and hard work were evident in their performance. It was especially amazing to see everyone celebrate Easter and convey the true meaning of it. Like they said, Easter is not about sales and taxes; it is about the hero, Jesus Christ, and the hero potential in all of us.