With the largest cast in its 88-year history, the 2016 Mesa Easter Pageant will again provide individuals and families the opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of Easter and to experience the story of the birth, ministry and divine mission of Jesus Christ portrayed in music, dance and drama.
“Our desire is that those who come to the pageant will leave feeling more joy, more love, more hope, and more acceptance through the atonement of our Savior,” says Jenee Prince, pageant director.
Having served as the assistant director for five years and now in her fifth year as pageant director, “I have seen the pageant many, many times over the past 10 years,” Jenee says. “I am always amazed at how many ‘new’ things I see and feel each time I watch the pageant. The pageant strengthens my testimony and expands my understanding of my Savior.”
Spokesman Stephen Harms says the pageant can have a similar effect on other Latter-day Saints who attend and can touch those who are members of other faiths as well.
“The pageant lets the community know that we, as members of the Church, believe in Christ. It also allows the light of Christ to reach and lift every individual who attends.”
The 65-minute performances begin at 8 p.m., with English performances March 16–18 and 22–26 and a Spanish performance March 19.
The pageant is performed on the north lawn of the Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center, 525 E. Main Street. Admission is free and free parking is available on adjacent streets, with handicap parking and tour bus parking in the lot east of the Visitors’ Center.
For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a video clip that can be shared, see www.easterpageant.org. Also use the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MesaEasterPageant) to share the pageant with friends and family.