The members of the Easter Drama Cantata committee and YouthQuake celebrated their 45th anniversary by providing free tickets to thank and honor all of the 223 cast members who participated in these ecumenical events.
The week of events and festivities started on Friday April 14th with a “Meet and Greet” at the Pencas restaurant on the Amador causeway.
Meet And Greet – Friday April 14th
The elaborate program included a short recap of the 12 performances in Panama and Colon which were sponsored by the Methodist, Anglican, Baptist and Catholic churches in Panama:
1978 Portraits of our Savior
1979 From Bethany to Galilee
1980 A Man Called Peter
1982 Moses and the Promised Land
1983 Paradise Lost
1984 The Messiah
1987 Jesus the Verdict
1988 He Lives
1989 Let My People Go
This visual presentation was followed by a lavish buffet dinner and by video testimonials of the drama-cantata’s influence on the lives of Silvia Tom, Neina Green, Enrique Small, Indira and Erica Morgan who have directed their own drama-cantatas in the US.
Gala Dinner Dance Saturday April 15th
Worship Service Sunday April 16th
On Sunday April 16th the cast came together once again in ecumenical fellowship with Bishop Juan Simpson and Archbishop Julio Murray (both from the drama Cantata cast) for a commemoratory worship service Rio Abajo Methodist Church – Calle 13 Rio Abajo.
The after the service, celebrations continued with a visit to the St. Christopher’s Auditorium where most of the rehearsals and presentations were held, a typical Panamanian lunch at the Francis restaurant and a bus tour to Casco Viejo.
Lunch and tour to Casco Viejo Sunday April 16th