Matthew 25: Ministries Presents TICKETS the Radio Play by Reverend Wendell Mettey

MISC_Matthew 25 Ministries logoOn December 14 and 15, Matthew 25: Ministries is presenting TICKETS the Radio Play, a charming, heartwarming, family-friendly holiday entertainment that celebrates the warmth of the Christmas season. What happens to the Christmas spirit when a church has to decide how to distribute 253 tickets that “Admit One to Heaven” to a congregation of more than 1,000?

TICKETS the Radio Play is based on the short story Tickets originally written by Matthew 25’s Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey in 1976 for his Walnut Hills congregation. Reverend Mettey conceived the idea of turning the radio program into a staged old-style radio play and the original radio script received its world premiere staged production in December of 2013.

TICKETS the Radio Play recreates the ambiance of an old-time recording studio, where actors perform the radio play in front of a live “studio” audience, complete with old style sound effects and surprises. The original short story Tickets is included in a compilation of Reverend Mettey’s Christmas stories (Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas), released in November of 2013.

The cast of TICKETS includes talented, fan-favorite performers from all around Greater Cincinnati. A selection of unique, international crafts purchased from artists in the locations Matthew 25 serves will be available for purchase at each performance.

Performances of TICKETS the Radio Play are December 14th at 7:30pm and December 15th at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for Tickets are available at, by calling (513) 793-6256 or e-mailing Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Join Matthew 25: Ministries and the cast and crew of TICKETS the Radio Play for a fun, unique, family-friendly holiday experience!

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of corporate products each year and redistributes them to people in need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of more than 3,000 four star charities on Charity Navigator.  Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit


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