Magic Carpet Theatre’s Drama Ministry Awarded Bauervic Foundation Grant

Magic Carpet Theatre’s Drama Ministry is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a second Charles M. Bauervic Foundation Grant for their 2014-2015 theatrical season. The purpose of this second grant is to fund theatrical performances...Read More

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Bishop Earl Boyea

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Led by Holy Spirit, Magic Carpet Theatre brings Scripture to Life
By: Detroit Catholic   

Catherine Zardus and her theatre company act out Jesus' parables for children, adults through imagination and storytelling.

Our ecumenical ministry reaches Christians throughout Michigan from the Mackinac Island Bible Church, to First Presbyterian in Plymouth, and throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Archbishop Allen Vigneron

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Serving God by Using Drama

By: Observer & Eccentric  

Catherine Zardus needed 99 sheep – not 100, but 99 – and the students at St. Damian School in Westland were more than willing to bleat. In fact, they were more than willing to volunteer to be plants and..Read More

"Your amazing presentations make God's Word come alive in our hearts through each of our senses!"
– Lansing Women's Conference Core Team 2013

"Your wonderful shows are touching young minds and hearts!"  - Kathy Glefke

 “A fun program with a solid Christian message is so needed, and I only wish I could get every church to hire you for their Children’s church  program! Out of all the shows in the world, yours is the kind that so many of us moms want our kids to see.”  - Beth Cooley, Ward Church

"Your team is sensational! You allow your audience to step into the skin of the women in the stories. We laugh, we cry, we are all moved to know, love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. My sincere gratitude to you beautiful women of God." – Cheryl Quin, Lansing Women's Conference

“Thank you once again for being a part of the CC Mother’s Club Evening of Reflection.  Your performance of The Parable Project was outstanding.  You, Lise, and Marybeth reached us on a spiritual level, touching our hearts and minds; and you made us laugh and cry.  It was so entertaining and so moving!  Thank you for making our evening a success and thank you for sharing your talent and love for the Lord.”  – Katey Devine

"I hosted a table for our annual Princess Tea. I just have to tell you how much I enjoyed the performance! The other eight ladies at my table loved you all just as much!" – St. Mary Queen of Creation, New Baltimore

"Come;  you will personally experience Christ, His boundless love for you, His desire to renew your heart.

(Bring Kleenex)" – Cindy Kogut, St. James 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation the group performed. Especially moving was the "Woman with the Hemorrhage." The way it was portrayed, I was made to feel her despair then the joy of the miracle that was her healing by touching the hem of His garment."   – Marilee, St. James Church

"I can say truthfully that every time I see the Parable Project, I am moved to having insight into my own faults in which I am in need of Jesus' mercy and grace to change, allowing Him to work in my life more and more. Thank you for your ministry!" – Grace Lucas, Divine Child

Kids Quotes

"My favorite Parable is "The Yeast." The lesson is that the smallest things can have a big impact. Jesus was teaching that we  CAN do something to spread His Word and help others." -Mary

"My favorite Parable was "The Friend At Midnight." It teaches me to keep praying no matter what."


"You have to be like the man who built his house on rock. He built it on rock because he was smart. You have to be smart too. I know you and (myself) can do it!" -Della

"The "Parable of the Sheep" shows how much God Loves us." -Jessie