April 7, 2017
‘Tis the season of the Easter drama! We have been in final rehearsals all week and will do performances Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights.
Here is a quick peak at how it’s been going, starting with a tour backstage.
I have to brag on Steve when it comes to this new set. After Mary Ann, the director, told him she wanted pillars and arches this year, he led the team that designed and built the set. (Pillars were purchased; arches were built.) He also had a big hand in lighting. He and his team have brought up the overall visual quality so much since last year; I am so proud of what they have accomplished.
Last year’s set.
This year’s set.
After the sets were built and the lighting configured, Steve got to move into another role–being rude, arrogant and conniving.
The woman in the blue headwrap is Mary Ann Sherwood, our associate pastor and the writer and director of the drama. She is also pregnant with her third child who will join two big brothers who are 11 months and 2 1/2 years old, respectively. This is a busy (and gifted) lady!
Some additional scenes . . .
Every year that we do this drama, we receive offerings after each performance and give all the money to a local ministry or community outreach. This year, the offering will go to Dare Challenge, a faith-based, residential rehab center. About 10 of the guys from Dare Challenge are acting in the play; several of them also helped with building sets.
And finally, the actor who plays Jesus takes a break between scenes and gives me a big thumbs up and a smile.
More photos (and smiles) to come . . .
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie are all on the list of things I love.