Hundreds Stage Easter Pageant That Attracts Thousands

By Nowlin, Rick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), March 21, 2013 | Go to article overview

Hundreds Stage Easter Pageant That Attracts Thousands


Nowlin, Rick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


It's not unusual for a church to stage an Easter pageant during Christian Holy Week. Word of Life Ministries in Hempfield, however, has taken it to a different level.

You could mistake "The Passion of Our Lord," the annual production that the congregation of about 1,500 will stage next week, for a professional production.

But it is -- and always has been -- a strictly amateur presentation.

It started small in 1995 by one couple who had come into the church with an idea for a production that had few -- if any -- speaking parts. But, "every year we added to it, to make it what it's become," said Judy Hopkin, of South Huntingdon, who plays Claudia, a woman from Jerusalem.

The production, which runs about two hours without intermission, now includes more than 100 actors who operate in two teams, 60 choir members, 20 stage crew members, five members of the technical crew and even some live animals. All of them -- except the animals, of course -- are church members or participants.

"You can't just come in and be involved in the play," said Cheryl Altman of Hempfield, who signs for hearing-impaired members of the audience.

Director Lynn Reinsmith of Hempfield noted that the production consultant, Paul DeRose, used to work with Sight & Sound, a group that puts on religious-themed plays near Lancaster.

The presentation will be performed each evening, Sunday through March 29, except for Tuesday, when no show will be held. …

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