Newsletter – September 2014

Easter 2015

1285DSC_3326So how do you top our experience in 2014 with such a marvellous production? You don’t! Well done to everyone who was involved, it was amazing! One thing that is always challenging is how to keep the Gospel message fresh and relevant and also how to produce something different and exciting for the audience. This year, the Trustees and Suzanne Lofthus, director, have gone back to Crosswords that was produced in 2013 and taken an idea from there. The concept for 2015 is to take characters – who, in the Bible, seem to be “secondary” characters, people on the sidelines – and examine their stories. We have asked Susan Mansfield who wrote the Centurion and Lydia monologues for CrossWords to write a promenade production with monologues and scenes looking at these characters. We will weave their stories together in a creative and exciting manner, different to Crosswords and also including some surprising pop up performances hopefully in the week leading up to Easter.
By the way, Easter Saturday next year will be on 4 April. If you would like to take part either in the cast or as a volunteer in other areas – such as construction, stewarding and catering – please get in touch by emailing info@easterplay.org

 

1077DSC_0885Edinburgh Nativity

Our director Suzanne is involved in several Passion Plays and other projects. There is to be an Edinburgh Nativity once again and Suzanne wants to let people know about it. She writes,

“I am producing a new Nativity production in Holy Corner Edinburgh which will be a joint church initiative. The play will be directed by Ross McNab who was Assistant Director on the Easter play this year. Rehearsals start Thursday 25th September at Morningside United Church, Holy Corner 7pm. Just turn up! Performance is Thursday 4th December”