Westminster College Chapel Drama to Present Godspell March 15 and 17

Friday, March 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Chapel Drama will present Godspell Friday and Sunday, March 15 and 17, in Wallace Memorial Chapel

Friday's show will be at 7 p.m.  Sunday's performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., which will take the place of evening vespers.  The performances are open to the public.  A freewill offering will be collected during intermission to support Westminster's Campus Ministries.

Based on the book by John Michael Tebelak and on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, it is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Godspell is entirely student produced.  The production crew includes: co-directors Christian Heasley and Joshua Scott; choreographer Hannah Jaskiewicz; music director Ben Groves; stage manager Emily Hilliard; lighting by Stephen Bendig; costume designs by Courtney Jackson; and the cast and musicians.

Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 for more information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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