This is my cool aunt playing a character named Glenda Mae in a play entitled A Cricket County Christmas. (oh yeah and that's my awesome uncle)
And this is me playing Glenda Mae in Christmas at The Cricket County Cafe (please forgive the blurry pictures. It was dark)
Last year around December my friend Christine was telling me about the Christmas play she was putting on at her church. She was saying that one of her actors had dropped out and she needed to replace her. My brothers and I were currently putting on a play of our own so I told her that while I would love to help out, I couldn't.
Fast-forward a month. My play is over and Christine's has been moved to February.
And she still is short an actor.
So I talked it over with my parents and told Christine I would gladly fill in the empty gap.
The basic plot of the play was one year prior to the time this play is taking place, the cast's rich Uncle Zeke died leaving all his wealth to the group of cousins living in the country. Now one year later, an amendment has been found. So the city and country cousins have gathered together at their grandma's cafe on Christmas Eve to read it. But the problem is in order to read the will, Grandma's cafe needs to reach closing time and no one, except cousin Elkin, is helping out. They are all too concerned with themselves and their own projects. My character is wanting to get in the record books as "the fastest chicken plucker". So I'm busy hiding chickens in the ladies room so I can practice plucking! (Score!)
("Look where we kept Jesus this year!")
("If bein' in the record books was suppose to make me feel so good about myself...
...well then why do I feel so crummy?")
In the end, Elkin reminds everyone that Christmas is not about me and what I can get out of it, but it's all about Jesus and no one else.
[Me and my friends from left to right, Christine (cousin Mimi), Me, and Riley (Elkin)]
I am so thankful for this chance to get to minister through acting! I had a blast! The cast was made up of an amazing group of people who all got along great! I pray that this play reminded people that many times, not only at Christmas, we get so caught up in ourselves and forget that as followers of Christ, we were are to serve not to be served.
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