Martin: a Life of Martin Luther
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  • ​“The (‘Martin’) performance was really good… very well done...”   Rev. Hand, Life in Grace Lutheran, Odessa, TX

  • "That was the most exciting Reformation Sunday I'd ever experienced-and that's saying a lot, since I've been a pastor for thirty years." Pastor Feeser, St. James, Redding, CA

  •    "Allan did a wonderful job in his portrayal of Martin Luther. It was inspirational and educational. I'd gladly recommend it to others."  Rev. Ernie Lassman, Messiah Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA

  •  "What a great performance. Our people learned so much about Martin Luther".  Rev. Jeff Mueller, Vineyard of Faith Ministry (Lutheran Church), Windsor, CA

  •    "Excellent! Accurate historical information presented superbly by Luther himself."      Pastor Kurt Wandrey, Lutheran Church of the Master, Coeurd'Alene, ID

  • Allan exceeded all of our expectations – he received a standing ovation!  We were very pleased!  Pastor Mark Haas, First Lutheran Church, Placerville, CA

  • "The life of Luther truly comes alive through Allan and his presentation. In addition the Gospel message and its place in Luthers's life and ministry were clearly & accurately presented. We were blessed."  Pastor Rick Long, Atonement Lutheran Church, Arlington, WA


What Others Have Said:

About Allan Lemke:

Allan received his B.A. in Dramatic Art from the University of Iowa. He has worked professionally for the Guthrie2 Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has performed with Christian theater troupes since 1980. He has directed Shakespearean productions as well as more modern works. 

Allan and his wife Jenny have presented the Gospel through Christian theater from coast to coast. They have lived in Central Oregon for over 25 years. Their two full grown children who also live in Central Oregon have new families of their own, which make Al and Jenny the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.


A few places Allan has performed Martin:


St. John’s Lutheran Ch., Pittsburgh, PA
Bethany Lutheran Church, N. Bergen, NJ
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Resurrection Lutheran, Sioux Falls, SD
Lake Region Free Lutheran, Roslyn, SD
St. Paul Lutheran Church,  New Braunfels, TX
Trinity Lutheran, White Bear Lake, MN
Christ The King Lutheran, Salina, KS
Shepherd of the Hills, Snohomish, WA
Concordia Lutheran, Phoenix, AZ
St. Luke, Sunnyvale, CA
Mt. Cross Camp, Felton, CA
Faith Lutheran Castro Valley, CA
Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
Zion Lutheran, San Antonio, TX
Faith Lutheran Church, Aransas Pass, TX
Cross of Christ Lutheran, Chattanooga, TN
Hollis Retreat Center, Bonner Springs, KS
St. Paul Lutheran, Concordia, MO
Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Sunrise Beach, MO
Camp Mowana, Mansfield, OH
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, MN
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Columbus, OH
Immanuel, Loveland, CO
Trinity Lutheran, Sterling, CO
Faith Lutheran Church, Pleasant Hill, CA
New Song Lutheran Church, Henderson, NV
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ames, IA
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Edmond, OK
Concordia Living Center, Oklahoma City, OK
        Allan and Jenny Lemke      
SYNOPSIS OF MARTIN
(c) 1995 
Written and performed by Allan Lemke

1.  Greeting
2.  Luther explains his background from childhood to         maturity.
3.  His growth and education
4.  The Gospel
5.  The vow in the thunderstorm
6.   Into the monastery
7.   A journey to Rome
8.  The sin problem: Luther's dark night of the soul
9.   Luther's rebirth while studying Romans
10. The 95 theses and confrontation with Rome
11.  Before the tribunal (Worms)
12.  Wartburg seclusion
13.  Marriage to Katie
14.  The call to Wittenberg. 
15.  Reforms: reading of the Word, liturgy, music, small         catechism,
16.  The Peasant's War
17.  Comments for today, and call to commitment