When the cast and crew of The Witness bring their production to the Mena High School Performing Arts Center this Saturday, November 16th,there will be some familiar faces on stage. You might recognize some of the young men in the Roman guard costumes as well as a handful of children surrounding the actor who plays Jesus in the production. “We enjoy including these impromptu additions to our seasoned cast members,” relays Witness director Judy McEarl, “Their enthusiasm is contagious and often helps the audience connect with the performance.”
The Witness, a compelling musical drama based on a musical by the same name written Jimmy & Carol Owens is in its 33rd season in Hot Springs National Park. It promises an unforgettable experience as you witness the re-enactment of the miraculous life of Jesus of Nazareth including His passionate crucifixion and victorious resurrection from the dead.
Performances will be at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available locally at the Friendship House and Radio Shack or by calling Ron Tilley at 479-243-7000. Ticket purchase is also available on the “Schedule” page of the Witness website at witnessproductions.com.