“Believe!” Sharon Huuha is working with the Faith Formation Team to direct and produce the play “Believe” as fund-raising dinner theatre on December 13 and 14. This is an intergenerational project with opportunities for all ages to be actors or part of the production crew. Youth are particularly invited to an initial meeting on September 11 at 6:30 pm. For more information, see Sharon in the KUC office or call her at 250-372-3020.
Synopsis: It’s ten days before Christmas, and 15-year-old Alex Norton is struggling. He’s always loved Christmas, but the shine has left his favorite holiday. He sees Christmas as nothing more than an over-hyped, greedy, present-grabbing time of year. Where is the peace in this season that’s supposed to be all about the Prince of Peace? Alex wants to believe in something… but what? Reluctantly, he participates in “Project Christmas” at his church, where members of his youth group are preparing items for the homeless. First, we get a glimpse of the younger children’s adorable Christmas pageant rehearsal, including a child in half a donkey costume (missing his better half!) and a herd of adorable sheep complaining about their itchy wool costumes. Still not warming up to the season, Alex is finally convinced by Angela, a young friend who Alex finds out is homeless, to realize that if you work to make this world a brighter and better place, the peace grows. “It doesn’t help to curse the darkness, it only helps when you light a candle. That’s what God did for us that lovely, silent night.”
Filled with warmth and laughter and brightened by traditional Christmas songs, everyone touched by this play will find something in which they can truly… Believe!