By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff photographer | Published April 16, 2014
MARIETTA—For the 17th time, St. Ann Players presented their annual Living Stations for the parish of St. Ann’s Church on April 11. The performance was carried out with a cast of 67 thespians and a supporting technical crew of 15 people.
The St. Ann Players are under the direction of Christine Holt, who has over 35 years’ experience directing, producing, conducting and arranging various musical and theatrical productions for public and private schools, community groups and professional opera companies. Holt replaced Pete and Sue Borden, who have retired after dedicating their time and talent into producing each of the preceding years’ performances.
Adele Myers, assistant director for the St. Ann Players, created all of the period costuming. Graham Kuhn, a parish music minister, provided the musical accompaniment through vocals and instrumentation on the piano.
“Many parishioners have participated in various roles throughout the years, some starting as parents who brought their young children to be in the crowd scenes. As the children grew, many began to take on more mature roles, e.g., servants for Pilate, Roman soldiers and other special characters. It has truly become a family affair,” said Holt.