After months of practicing, the week is finally here – Play Week. The planning begins well before Christmas and the cast and crew usually start practicing the first Monday of the new year. Practice is twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays (and some cast members even practice Sundays too) for typically 3 hours.
This week all the hard work pays off. There are hundreds of volunteers who participate: actors, actresses, stage crew, dancers, makeup, sound & light crew, kitchen help, greeters, traffic directors, van drivers…. the list could probably go on. I have lost track of how many years I have been involved but I know it’s at least a decade now (yeah…. im getting old), but i’m sure everyone who has ever volunteered will agree: the time spent is well worth it!
This year we have had some major changes, including bringing in a production consultant, Paul DeRose, who used to work with Sight & Sound in Lancaster, Pa. Recently the post gazette wrote an article about our play and you can read more here: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/hundreds-stage-easter-pageant-that-attracts-thousands-680256/#ixzz2OQiUabUP
Come out and see the play Sunday March 24th & Monday March 25th. NO TUESDAY. Wednesday March 27th, Thursday March 28th, or Friday March 29th. Choral prelude at 6:30pm, Play starts at 7pm. Word of Life Ministries: 4497 Route 136 Greensburg, PA. Be aware, seats fill up quick and we may have to turn you away if you do not get there early for a seat.
I plan on trying to take more pictures throughout the week but for now here are some photos from Saturdays dress rehearsal.
Jesus heals the lepers.
New Scene: Pontius Pilate’s wife warns him of her dream (about Jesus).
“… take him away and have him flogged, as an act of Roman justice.”
“… a crown for the King of the Jews!” “Where are your followers now Mighty King?”
“…It is finished. Lord, into your hands I commit my spirit.”
…you are my son. …God’s chosen one.
What a wonderful way to spend your week leading up to Easter Sunday. If you are reading this, I pray you can make it out to see the play during one of our five nights. I guarantee you will be richly blessed!
For more information:
Word of Life Ministries
4497 Route 136
Greensburg Pa 15601
724 837 8790