Several months ago, Larna suggested to the Relief Society that they ought to consider doing a musical play based on the parable of the ten virgins. They loved the idea and asked her to direct it, since she wasn't already busy enough :-) So, they worked hard for months preparing for the big performance. Everyone who was willing and able to participate was involved.
The night of the big performance was Tuesday, June 3rd. We had a good sized crowd. It was an emotional experience for all involved. Even in the rehearsals I kept crying as I was taking care of the music and the sound. After the show, hordes of people were crying and talking about what a touching and wonderful experience it was. But, I think the actors were even more affected by the whole experience. Many of those ladies who don't get to interact much with the Relief Society, because they are in different callings, were able to share a deeply meaningful experience with each other. I'm sure they will rememnber this for a long time. At the end of the show, when they were all singing the last song, they were all lined up on the stage holding their lit lamps. If you look at the painting at the top of this post, that looks very much like the final scene.
From the costumes to the props, scenery, acting, it was all very well done.
There were three narrators: Suzie Marchant, Mary Ringwood and Zina Riches
The ten virgins were: Terri Marsh, Kellee Marsh, Talitha Marsh, Becky Hamson, Jennifer Warner, Kristi Dixon, Lori Clausen, Cassie Rowley, Karen Heaton and Larna.
JoDell was going to do a part, but had pneumonia for a few weeks and had to drop out. She would have been so good. But, Becky took her place and did great. JoDell is doing much better now.