Play at St. John's will depict Jesus' death and resurrection


March 25, 1998|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A CAST OF 40 will present "The Door," a musical dramatization of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at 7 ++ p.m. April 5 at St. John's United Methodist Church.

The production is costumed with sets and special effects. The cantata, published by Dennis and Nan Allen, uses background music from a compact disc.

A cantata typically includes recitation, choral pieces and solos. At St. John's, two soloists will perform -- Patti Therit as Mary and Carroll Kelbaugh as Judas.

The play opens with a misty exodus into life 2,000 years ago. Two ladies carry terra-cotta candle pots up the center aisle of the church. From a billowing dry-ice mist emerges the the arid Middle East rocky landscape.

The tomb envelopes the church organ. A scrim over the choir loft is used to portray the crucifixion in silhouette.

Kim Markle is the music director at St. John's.

The church is at Gill Avenue and Main Street in Hampstead.

* Information: 410-239-8088.

Cub Scout pizza night

You can do a good turn for Cub Scouts tonight. Mention you're supporting Pack 791 at Pizza Hut in Hampstead and 20 percent of all sales between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. will be given to the pack to support its activities.

The Pizza Hut is at 761 Hanover Pike in the Roberts Field Shopping Center.

The winners of the pack's annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday at St. Mark's Church were: Mark Brady, Tiger Cub, grand champion; Bryan Green, Webelos, second place; and Brett Messiora, Bear Cub, third place.

Any boys in grades one through five who are interested in joining the pack, should call Denise Malbrough at 410-239-6373.

Mystery dinner theater

A mystery will be afoot in Hampstead on Saturday,when the Actors Company Theater slips clues about a murder into an elegant dinner served at A Grand Affair, 4041 Gill Ave.

While hors d'oeuvres are being served, actors will mingle and select patrons to be part of the crime or to help solve the mystery.

"Familiar streets and landmarks are incorporated into the play," said Stacey Gailey, office manager. "This is the first time for fTC dinner theater in Hampstead and it seems like we're getting a large response."

A sumptuous dinner of glazed ham and herb-stuffed chicken breast will whet the appetite for the who-done-it, billed as "a soap opera comes to Hampstead."

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 6: 30 p.m. The mystery play begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.

Information: 410-239-4455.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/25/98

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