Keewell Productions is proud to present a community-wide passion play: “The Promise.” “The Promise is legendary in the world of faith-based theatrical works,” said Director, Joshua Maxwell. “It has been performed for almost 30 years in Glen Rose, Texas, as well as Branson, on Broadway, and in churches and theaters around the world. It was even the first Christian based work to be allowed into Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
The Promise was created by Jan Dargatz and Gary Rhodes, featuring the work of some of Christian music’s most celebrated composers including Sandi Patti, Betty Jean Robinson, and Gloria Gaither. It tells the story of Christ from His birth, to death and resurrection. It’s a powerful adaptation which is sure to inspire faith and hope in its audience. “We’ve had people from across the community come together for this project,” Maxwell said, “including members of various congregations. The cast is packed with talent and we think the audience is in for a treat.”
The Promise cast includes: Terry Bull, Anderson Bunch, Lucia Bunch, Rowan Burns, Riley Collard, Randy Cornelius, Brenda Cruz, Michael Cruz, Dania Dewese, Sara Dorantes, Rylan Downs, Scott Felion, Jill Froneberger, Jimena Garcia, Brylee Harris, Hannah Harris, Ty Harris, Angeli Hartliep, Ken Hibben, Danika Heuberger, Lisa Jenkins, Selah Jenkins, Tayler Kruse, Molly Law, Grace Lowry, Donna Massoud, Anlyn Newberry, Kayla Phillips, Taylor Pickering, Bodee Robinson, Chad Robinson, Jonathan Robinson, Melodee Robinson, Mary Ann Stevens, Paul Stevens, Celia Ann Stogner, Sarah Stogner-Dickinson, Paula Vaughan, Will Walker, and Candace Weist.
The production team includes Joshua Maxwell, Producer, and Director; Danielle McKee, Producer, and Choreographer; Catherine Maxwell, Production Manager; Jay Curt McKee, Technical Director; and Paula Vaughan, Costume Designer.
The Promise is made possible by the generous sponsorships of Angeli Hartliep, Donna Massoud, and Edward Jones Financial Advisor Stephen Gerrald, as well as donations from various members of the community. Show dates are September 1, 2, and 3 at 8:00 pm nightly (Performances should conclude by 9:30). Admission is free, and lawn chairs and picnics are welcome.