Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Erin's Promise

Saturday night Alexander and I went to see Erin's Promise, a play at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. I hadn't heard of it before I got an email about it from Covey, but I love plays so I thought it'd be fun. I told the kids they could each invite a friend since we'd be going to the dress rehearsal performance and it was only $3 a ticket. It turned out that Elisa's friends couldn't go and Sabrina thought it would be boring. Alexander said he wanted to see it, but he probably just agreed since I said I'd just go alone. (I just found out about it 2 days before or I would have invited a friend too.)
Apparently, Larry Forkner wrote the play and introduced it to some audiences 13 years ago, but it wasn't widely released as far as I could tell. But now he has put it on the stage again in Utah and maybe other states. You can get more info at their website or Facebook page.
A brief summary of the play: Erin's Promise is the heartwarming story of Angela and Erin, two best friends in the pre-existence, who are separated when Angela leaves to go to earth in the 1800s. Angela fears with the gospel being so new and living in England she won't have a chance to hear the gospel during her time on earth. Erin makes a solemn promise to Angela. If she is not able to hear the gospel in her lifetime, Erin will make sure that her temple ordinances are completed when it's her turn on earth. Or will she?
The play has some fun/funny song and dance numbers and was cute. I was thinking while I was watching it that it reminded me of a road show. I miss road shows! It was kinda cheesy, but fun. Alexander said he liked it and was glad he went. He was singing one of the songs the next day. (You can listen to a little of each of the songs on their website or buy the soundtrack.) I don't think it'll be a big hit like Saturday's Warriors, that they compare it to, and was glad I didn't pay the normal $12 ticket price, but we had a good night.
When we looked at the website so Alex could hear the songs, Elisa noticed that one of the girls in the play was in her school class a couple of years ago. Crazy!

7 comments:

  1. It sounds like it has a cute story.
    I am actually glad to hear about a new church musical - they seem to be few and far between.
    I LOVED Saturdays' Warrior and My Turn On Earth when I was a teenager and had just joined the church!

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  2. Sounds like a fun night for you and Alex. It sounds like something good to watch once, at least. I'm glad you didn't have to go alone.

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  3. I love plays too! This one sounds cute. I'm glad you were able to go. Too bad your girls didn't want to attend, it could have been a family night for sure!

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  4. I love church plays too. Not a lot out here on the East coast, but the Stake youth do a roadshow every Spring and we have it at a large highschool. It's always a huge hit.

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  5. Fun! We'll have to check this one out. As long as it isn't like Saturday's Warrior, I can handle it. :)

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  6. Sounds like a nice time was spent with your son. I need to try and schedule one on one time with each of mine.
    ~ingrid

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  7. wish it was here. i thrive on cheesey just fine! (perhaps it's my obsession with dairy in all forms, lol.) thanks for the head's up. if i hear of a production nearby i'll be sure to check it out!

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