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The Plugged In Show, Episode 193: A Conversation With ‘The Hiding Place’ Producer Pete Peterson. Plus, ‘Theater Camp’


Not all of us can make the sort of difference that Corrie ten Boom did. By helping to hide Jews in the ten Boom home during World War II, Corrie and her family saved an estimated 800 lives. When she and her sister, Betsie, were sent to a concentration camp, the ten Booms managed to smuggle in a Bible, and thus bolstered the faith of fellow prisoners.

When we hear about people like Corrie ten Boom, it can make us, as Christians feel a little bad. Unworthy.

But when you watch Pete Peterson’s stage-set version of The Hiding Place—playing in theaters today and Saturday, Aug. 5—we see that this contemporary hero of the faith was actually a lot like us. Frightened. Angry. Maybe even a wee bit cynical at times.

I had a chance to talk with Peterson about his stage production and subsequent movie. We chat about ten Boom, what it takes to take a story from stage to screen, and the art of storytelling itself. It was a really fun conversation, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

And then, since we’re already talking about the stage, we’ll shift gears and chat with our intern Sarah Rasmussen about the new film Theater Camp.

When the curtain closes on this episode of The Plugged In Show, we’d love for you to join us on our social stage. Talk to us on Facebook, Instagram or send your thoughts to us at [email protected]. You can even recite your own soliloquy on our homepage ( via voicemail.

And why not join us for The Plugged In Show Aftercast, too? Since it takes place each Monday at 3 p.m. (Mountain Time), it’s more of an in-between cast, but I don’t title these things. In any case, we’ll be talking about this week’s show, next week’s show and the biggest movies in entertainment.

Thanks again for listening—and giving us the opportunity to do 192 encores and counting.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.