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MEDIA CALL : Kaleidoscope of Christianity paves The Way through Martin Place in free street perfomance this Good Friday

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Kaleidoscope of Christianity paves The Way through Martin Place in free street performance this Good Friday

 

FREE EVENT Wesley Mission - Good Friday Live Performance (45-minute duration)
1:00 pm AEDT, Friday 29 March 2024           Martin Place, Sydney CBD

 

A dramatic re-imagining of the first Easter comes together this Good Friday in Martin Place as part of Wesley Mission’s annual, free interactive street theatre performance.  This year’s performance, The Way, brings together an eclectic cast of more than 30 members.

 

And whilst the cast is hugely diverse in their age (7-70 years), gender, acting experience and social stature they’re united in their Christian faith and commitment to again delivering an amazing theatrical experience for the public.

 

Using symbolism, music, ensemble and multilingual prose in some parts, the story telling weaves a unique fabric culminating in Jesus bearing the Cross and His ultimate crucifixion.

 

The Martin Place amphitheatre and surrounds, along with a masterful musical arrangement that features piano, violin and brass band, sets the scene for an engaging and unique re-imagining of Good Friday.

 

Emphasising the importance of the day, Wesley Mission CEO Rev Stu Cameron says, “On Good Friday, it is not uncommon to hear people ask, ‘what’s so good about it?’. But the Cross reveals Jesus’ sacrificial love, and we meet a Saviour who is not removed from the challenging realities of life, but who knows our struggles.

 

“Easter is the central festival that marks the Christian faith even more than Christmas. It was Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection that changed the course of human history and the lives of billions of people since, including me,” Cameron says.

 

MEDIA CALL: 1pm Good Friday, Martin Place Amphitheatre

 

Media should assemble at Martin Place Amphitheatre at 12.45pm and will have full access to capture the performance up close and move along with the action.

 

Cast will form guard of honour, holding flowers. The crowd will be invited to take a flower, walk along The Way and lay it at the foot of the (upright) Cross.

 

Talent present for interview:

  • Rev Stu Cameron, CEO and Superintendent of Wesley Mission
  • Bethany Simons, Director
  • Cast members

 

Media contacts:

Wed 27 March and Thurs 28 March 2024:  Anne Holt on 0418 628 342

Good Friday Martin Place contact: Megan Ivory on 0498 704 633

 

 

CEO of Wesley Mission, Rev Stu Cameron’s 2024 Easter message is available for download:

Wesley Mission 2024 Easter message media assets (broadcast, audio, transcript, stills)

 

About Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission provides practical care and support for more than 130,000 people annually in NSW and across Australia, including help for people experiencing homelessness, local community action groups preventing suicide, and gambling and financial counselling among more than 120 programs.

 

Wesley Mission’s nine congregations welcome more than 1,500 people each week to worship in four languages – English, Mandarin, Indonesian and Samoan.

 

wesleymission.org.au

 

 

 

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