Lady Hall for Good Friday musical
Call to the Cross, a musical dramatisation of the last days and crucifixion of Christ, will be staged on Good Friday at Kingston Parish Church at 5:30 p.m.
Produced and written by Professor Elizabeth Thomas Hope, Call to the Cross has a cast of more than 70 and includes appearances by Lady Rhema Hall, Montego Bay-based theatre personality David Tulloch as Jesus, radio personality Andrew Lawrence as Peter, town clerk Errol Greene, who is the centurion, and the head of the Kingston Restoration Company, Morin Seymour, who plays a Sadducee. The narrator is Professor Hugh Wynter. Musical accompaniment is provided by Winston Ewart of the National Chorale and Conroy Cooper.
The cast is chiefly made up of members of St Margaret's Church in Liguanea, along with members of Kingston Parish Church and students of the United Theological College of the West Indies. The children in the play were gathered from communities in downtown Kingston.
Tickets for the event cost $500 and $250 for children. The proceeds will go towards the expansion of the social outreach initiatives being undertaken by Kingston Parish Church.This production has been staged twice before at St Margaret's Church, and members of that congregation are assisting in re-mounting the production as their contribution to the current efforts to revitalise downtown Kingston.
There will be a special performance at the Kingston Parish Church for local school children on Wednesday at 2 p.m., and it is open to the public.