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Students to silently tell Easter story in Gospel Mime at Concordia

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015
Cameron Christiansen and Taylor Rankel play the roles of Jesus Christ and Satan, respectively, in the upcoming Gospel Mime production at Concordia University, Nebraska.
Cameron Christiansen and Taylor Rankel play the roles of Jesus Christ and Satan, respectively, in the upcoming Gospel Mime production at Concordia University, Nebraska.

A group of Concordia University, Nebraska students will perform a dramatic retelling of the story of Jesus Christ this Easter season in the second annual Gospel Mime. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. on March 27 and at 7 p.m. on March 30 and 31 in Weller Auditorium at Concordia.

 

“The Gospel Mime gives a real interpretation of the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, without any words,” said manager Josh Jones, a sophomore at Concordia. “It shows a visual representation of parts of the Bible that is helpful for us to mature in our faith.”

 

The hour-long production tells the story of Christ’s life using minimal props. The show is set to contemporary Christian music.

 

Clothing and canned goods will be collected at the door to help with relief efforts for Vanuatu, an island nation recently hit by a cyclone.

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Participants in the Gospel Mime include (in order by state, city, last name):

  • Cameron Christiansen, sophomore, Palmer, Alaska, playing the role of Jesus Christ
  • Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Long Beach, Calif., playing a supporting role as a "bad" character
  • Rebekah Brassfield, Centennial, Colo., playing a supporting role as a "bad" character
  • Meredith Locke, freshman, Winter Haven, Fla., playing a supporting role as a "good" character
  • Kali Weishaar, sophomore, Altamont, Ill., playing a supporting role as a "bad" character
  • Grace Stange, sophomore, Lawrenceburg, Ind., helping with makeup
  • Caleb Wehling, junior, Liberal, Kan., playing the role of Peter and a supporting role of a "good" character
  • Carlie Mueller, junior, Frankenmuth, Mich., playing a supporting role as a "good" character
  • Michael Fox, senior, Nixa, Mo., playing the role of Our Guy
  • Hope Colwell, junior, Springfield, Mo., playing the role of Mary and a supporting role of a "good" character
  • Josh Jones, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., serving as the show manager and playing the role of Judas
  • Tyler Raabe, freshman, Omaha, Neb., playing the role John the Baptist and a supporting role as a "good" character
  • Clyde Ericson, sophomore, Osceola, Neb., playing a supporting role as a "bad" character
  • Jordan Schut, junior, Scribner, Neb., playing the role of Pontius Pilate and a supporting role as a "bad" character
  • Alicia Royuk, junior, Seward, Neb., playing the role of Our Gal
  • Chris Pladsen, community member, Utica, Neb., director of the show
  • Taylor Rankel, freshman, Spring, Texas, playing the role of Satan