years ago in a Moscow theatre, matinee idol Alexander Rostovzev was converted while playing
the role of Jesus in a sacrilegious play entitled Christ in a Tuxedo. He was
supposed to read two verses from the Sermon on the Mount, remove his gown,
and cry out, “Give me my tuxedo and top hat!” But as he read the words,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed
are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted,” he began to tremble.
Instead of following the script, he kept reading from Matthew 5, ignoring the
coughs, calls, and foot-stamping of his fellow actors.
recalling a verse he had learned in his childhood in a Russian Orthodox
church, he cried, “Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom!”
(Luke 23:42). Before the curtain could be lowered, Rostovzev had trusted
Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.