Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames is a touring evangelistic drama that has been performed worldwide. The tagline on the official website asks, “Where will you be when reality strikes?”.
It is based on an evangelical presentation of the Gospel, and presents the Biblical message that one must believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved and go to Heaven, or otherwise face eternal punishment in Hell.
The play takes the form of a series of skits in which various characters are “unexpectedly” killed, and then immediately find out whether they are destined for heaven or hell. If they have refused to believe, they fail to be born again, they are consequently sent into eternal existence in Hell, represented by red lights and a literal Satan. If they have received Jesus as Lord of their life he is their Savior and they are, lovingly, welcomed into Heaven, depicted by a white-robed Jesus, dazzling white lights and a chorus of angels.
At the end of the play, a preacher will ask the audience to make a decision to trust Jesus and be born again based on the Gospel as illustrated by what they have seen.
The play is performed by local churches, but directed by a permanent team (usually a family) from Reality Outreach Ministries, the organization that created the production.
Reality Outreach is based out of St. Catharines, ON, Canada.