Tribune staff reports
“Do you believe in Christmas?”
This question is asked by Mary to everyone she meets in the play, “Ten Thousand Hallelujahs,” that is being presented by the Jennings County Players at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon.
The story, based on the testimony of an elderly woman named Mary, demonstrates how one godly life can bring many to experience the true meaning of Christmas.
For those who enjoy Handel’s “Messiah,” “Ten Thousand Hallelujahs” will be a special blessing with highlights of the Messiah interwoven throughout the musical, according to a news release from Park Theatre Civic Center.
Carolyn Doxee will be portraying Mary. Other cast members include Gary Haines, Connie Rayburn, Lois Ellercamp and Paul Fox.
Directed by Amber and Josh Shafer, the presentation also will feature a choir performing the music of G.F. Handel, Ron and Shelly Hamilton and Joseph S. Cook.
The story was written and copyrighted by Russell Kelfer. A children’s choir also will be performing special songs.
Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; or at the door before each performance. Tickets are $8 for adults in advance or $10 at the door; $3 for kindergarten through high school students; and $1 for preschoolers.