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Broken Heart Play

A one-act therapeutic play

“The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18

BROKEN HEART A One-Act Play by Linda (Medill) MacDonald

Broken Heart is a dynamic, moving one-act play that has been used by youth ministries, church, and para-church organizations around the world for nearly 30 years. Some groups have utilized live music, recordings, mime, and dance to enhance its message. From widespread use by Young Life at its youth resorts all over the country, to television in Germany, and a women’s ministry in Australia, the play has been viewed by estimated audiences of more than 3 million worldwide.

Broken Heart is a story about a young girl (representing you and I) growing up with hurts by parents, friends, a boyfriend, and others that continue to tear away at her heart. The play makes extensive use of unique props to visually communicate our efforts to protect ourselves from the hurts of life in harmful ways such as through anger, bitterness, busyness, and more.

A Satan figure fiendishly supplies the young girl with “toys” to protect her heart. All the while, Jesus repeatedly approaches her with compassion, only to be rebuffed by the girl for most of the play. God brings healing to the girl’s heart in ways that often surprise viewers and brings tears in the end.

Linda has received hundreds of letters from viewers and participants about how God has used the play to bring healing to their lives. Several movie producers and publishers have approached her about the play but either Linda, or the producer or publisher realized their vision would have put restrictions on the impact of the play in one way or another.

Special Features:

To read the STORY behind the inspiration for Broken Heart, Click HERE.

To read or enter comments into Linda’s NEW Blog for Broken Heart, Click HERE.

To purchase a dowloadable copy of the SCRIPT, for only $29.99, click below and then follow link  “RETURN TO MERCHANT” to download script  after purchase.

Click button to the right and follow the instructions for payment. After you have completed our transaction, look for the hyperlink,
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“I have had the privilege of experiencing Broken Heart since it’s debut in the early 1980’s. I have seen it in many different venues, with many different actors, and with various script modifications. The Spirit has consistently and mightily used Broken Heart to reveal the battle that goes on for every young person’s heart. It also powerfully demonstrates Jesus’ heart for us and the beauty of receiving a new and restored heart from him. I highly recommend it.”

~Jeff Vancil, Former Young Life Regional Director, Western Washington

“Broken Heart is one of those rare dramatic jewels that can both tap into our deepest sorrows while giving us a real shot at hope. I am grateful for this powerful and moving production.”

~Chap Clark, PhD, Bestselling author, Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers Vice Provost and Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

“With multiple themes stirring many hearts, Broken Heart is one of the most creative and inspiring plays I’ve ever seen in 40 years of ministry.”

~Craig Englert, Senior Pastor, Hope Chapel, Kihei Maui

“I have watched Broken Heart re-enacted in front of thousands of teen-agers all over America. It is truly an inspired play that captures the miracle of the love of Jesus healing one hurting human heart of the enormous, wrenching pain caused by sin’s alienation. And it is not merely one girl’s story–it can be all of our stories.”

~Doug Burleigh, Former President, Young Life; Associate, International Foundation, Washington, D.C.

To purchase and download an instant master copy of the script  for BROKEN HEART   for only $29.99 and follow the instructions for payment. When transaction is complete, look for the hyperlink:

“Return to Merchant” and you will be taken to the web page for downloading your copy of the script.

To read the STORY behind the inspiration for Broken Heart, Click HERE.

To read or enter comments into Linda’s NEW Blog for Broken Heart, Click HERE.



Callann Lane, is an up and coming music artist previously associated with the Disney Company. She saw the play, Broken Heart, when she was a teenager at a Young Life camp. God so touched her life through the play, she has decided to write music/songs for the play and produce it in the form of a musical. She is currently available to bring her production to events around the United States.

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