Lamplight Theatre producing "Son of Sorrows" for Easter season

Johnson City Press • Mar 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT — Lamplight Theatre is producing its 11th Easter musical of the passion of Christ this season, a show the producers say is one of the best in LampLight history.

“Son of Sorrows” premiered in 2015 and will take the stage again with another cast of over 125 actors beginning this month. The authentic costumes, elaborate set design, new original songs and a beautiful story will take you on a journey to biblical Jerusalem in an incredible display of the last days of Jesus Christ.

“Son of Sorrows” is told through the eyes of Jesus’ mother, Mary, and Jesus’ brothers and sisters. As Jesus embraces His destiny to suffer as the Messiah, conflict arises among His blood brothers who try to keep Jesus from getting himself killed. Family ties are tested and a mother’s heart is pierced as Jesus chooses to follow the will of His heavenly Father.

From witnessing miracles and seeing Jesus’ compassion for the outcast, all doubt and confusion culminate at the cross.

Performances will begin Friday, March 11, and will run through Sunday, April 3. Shows will run nightly Wednesday through Saturday at 7, with additional matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday matinees will be at 2 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. There will be no performances on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Doors will open one hour prior to the performances. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students. Performances are free for children 5 and under. “Youth Night” will be held on Thursday, March 24. Church youth groups and all other youths are invited to a mini-concert by Billy Wayne and Tattered Saints at 6:15, prior to the performance.

For reservations and information, call the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.lamplighttheatre.com.

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