For 25 years, over 1 million people have experienced The Thorn, a live stage experience of movement arts and visual effects portraying Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Audience enthusiasm has launched the stage show onto the big screen for a special two-night Fathom event on Monday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 7.
The Thorn features a cast of 40 world-class performers who are masters of music, movement arts, and visual effects. And now, masters of film have captured the stage performance, editing down hundreds of hours of 4k footage to allow movie theater audiences to feel as though they’re immersed in the live performance.
In 1996, while working as youth pastors in Colorado, John and Sarah Bolin and their team created The Thorn to communicate to students their unconditional value to God. Designed as an interactive, relevant retelling of the Story of God, The Thorn was initially performed to a small audience of high school students. Today, it tours across the country and features professional dancers, actors, martial artists, and aerialists from around the world.