Written by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Daniel Inouye
A Shaker community in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, in the 1830s is, well, shaken after newcomer Fanny joins and some of its young female members begin to see visions and claim spiritual gifts. These “gifts” cause the young girls to dance, twirl, see angels, shout out and fall into awed trances, completely upending the community. The elder members see these experiences as mere flights of fancy, excuses not to do chores and a disruption of orderly worship. They question Fanny’s intentions and honesty, and the community must decide if this is a true spiritual resurgence or something manufactured by Fanny and the other girls.
Climenhaga Building, Miller Theater
April 2– 4 & 17– 18, 8 p.m.
April 5 & 19, 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $7 for Messiah College students (with ID); youth (18 and under) and seniors (age 60+). To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets.