I wish I had taken the opportunity to post about this earlier, but nonetheless here it is.
here) and displays the life of Christ. This year there were over 900 volunteer staff and cast members who spent hours of their live perfecting the play for the public to view at no cost. Every night thousands of people (normally 11,000-15,000) gather on the grounds to watch whether sitting in the chairs provided or having a picnic with a blanket on the grass.
My favorite scene was the same that it has been for years. It is one of the final scenes where Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb and finds that Christ's body is not there. When she turns around and realizes that the supposed gardener is her 'Master' so much joy crosses her face. In the pageant she then begins to sing a jubilant tune as she tells her friends and other apostles that she has seen the risen Christ. She is so happy and full of joy, and her emotions radiate to the audience, and I feel it.
I will try to be on top of things next year and let everyone know when the pageant starts. It is an amazing experience for everyone.