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November 16, 2013

'The Father' slated to be performed at Essenhaus

MIDDLEBURY — Northern Indiana Biblical Drama Association in cooperation with Das Dutchman Essenhaus will present “The Father” Dec. 5-7.

Essenhaus officials give this synopsis of the play: “This Bible-based dramatic performance takes the audience back to the time of the birth of Christ. In a time where man’s law was greatly enforced and heavily influenced by the synagogue, watch as a simple carpenter named Joseph endures conflict as he steers his family to safety like no other Biblical man before. God found favor in Joseph and gave him the greatest honor of all time … raising our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Witness the challenges and moral dilemmas Joseph and Mary faced and watch as the nativity story unfolds through a modern day perspective ... or is it?”

With a cast of local members, the actors will offer four different performance times over three days: Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 1 and 7 p.m.

The productions will be held at Essenhaus Heritage Hall located directly across Wayne Street from the main Essenhaus campus.

Ticket prices are: $18 for advance tickets; $20 at the door; $16 per person for groups of nine or more; and $14 for children 12 years old and younger.

For more information about the play or tickets, call 800-455-9471 or go online to www.Essenhaus.com.

The cast

Sam: Woody Bailey

Josephine: Karen Lehman

Mechanic: Ervin Fry

Joseph: Ed Bosworth

Joseph’s father: Cam Weible

Joseph’s mother: Lily Fortier

Mary’s father: Dave Fry

Mary’s mother: Mae Ference

Mary: Jessica Sharrick

Rabbi: Rob Smith

Shepherd: Ken Mininger

Gabriel: Rick Ference

Inn manager: Tony Fritz

Shepherd: Alex Smith

Town’s child: Addison Baker

Truck driver: Tony Fritz

Wisemen: Billy Robinson, Sean Sharrick

Angels: Tatiana Cueto, Amanda Templeton, Emily Fry, Alana Hernely, Erica Fry, Deann Fry, Dania Cueto

Baby Jesus: Mabelle Sharrick

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