SYRACUSE — Rehearsals have begun for the Lakes Area Players 11th presentation of “Christ’s Passion” play.
Persons from all ages and walks of life are coming together to share the wonderful story of Easter by portraying the people spoken of in the Bible during Passover week.
Debuting as Jesus this year is Jason Dorsett of Etna Green. He has been with the players for nearly three years and has a love for God and also theater. Dorsett will be remembered from the madrigal dinner as Sir Jason who was aspiring to be a court jester.
Joining him will be Raymond Moomau as Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot. Moomau has been with the players for about 10 years and will be remembered as Artemus, a Roman guard. He is from Warsaw.
Moving from a previous role will be Rod Urick of Milford. Many will remember Urick’s portrayal of Pontius Pilate, but now he is moving to the role of the disciple Peter.
These are prominent parts that can be very taxing on how each one is playing the role due to interpretation of the scriptures and the emotions that must be acted out in each scene.
Come experience being in the streets of Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago when the young rabbi, Jesus, came for the Passover celebration. Be one of the witnesses of the miracles and great teachings.
Performances are March 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 in the Activities Center at Quaker Haven Camp on Dewart Lake south of Syracuse. The location is at the crossroads of county roads 900 North and 500 East.
Ticket are $7 (advance purchase, general admission); $10 (advance purchase, Gold Circle Seating); and $10 (at the door, general admission).
Tickets may be purchased by calling Quaker Haven Camp at (574) 834-4193.
For more information, call Elaine Pearson, director, at (260) 856-2287 or visit www.lakesareaplayers.com or www.facebook.com/lakesareaplayers.