New Melle Community Passion Play
Is back for the 32th year.
The players of the New Melle Community Passion Play will present the story of the last days of Christ for the 32th year this March. What began as a legacy of love by Mariam Steward has now, over a quarter of a century later, become an annual labor of love by many who have been involved in the production as well as those who return every year to watch the portrayal.
Over the years there have been many cast members. This year we will see several of the same key actors as well as new faces and old ones in new rolls. We are currently still searching for someone to play the part of Mary Magdalena and additional sopranos for the choir. High school students to senior citizens are needed for crowd as well as a few young children (must be accompanied by adult). Additional back stage props crew would be welcome. . If you are interested please come to our practice at Friedens Peace United Church of Christ at 3560 Mill Street in New Melle on Monday evenings 7:30 pm. Customs are provided.
For a non-denominational/community theater production to survive 32 years, completely on donations and volunteers is a testament of the level of commitment made by those who work to bring this production to the people year after year. With the blessings of their talent and time, giving up evenings and weekends to bring the story to life it brings to light the fact that this is a different type of theater – one that touches a special place in the heart of those who take part in it as well as those who view it. If you have seen it before come in support of this group. If you haven’t seen it yet, come see and be totally awed by this great story and cast. It is a must do Easter event.
The New Melle Community Passion Play will be presented in the New Melle Sports & Recreation Center’s main building at 4700 Highway Z in New Melle. Performances are scheduled on two weekends, Saturday March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday March 17 at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. then again on Saturday March 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday March 24at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. Please join us for one of these performances. Admission is a free will donation only. For additional information and large group reservations call Donna Curdt at 636-987-2187 or 636-634-1150 (work & cell). Check us out on Facebook at “New Melle Community Passion Play”.