By: Quantynia Johnson,
Mrs. Carrie L. Coleman the author of the play The Church of Yesterday will be having her play performed Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the former Carver Middle School in Eutaw. Come out to see this magnificent performance. Ticket costs are $10 for ages 12 & up and $5 for ages 2-11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from this special performance will be donated to the Greene County Health System.
In a recent interview Mrs. Carrie L. Coleman expressed that her play will be very uplifting with a spiritual and historical feel of how church used to be when she was younger. This will be her fifth time having the play performed. When asked about her inspiration for the play, Mrs. Coleman responded: “One night the idea came to me in a dream and the Holy Spirit led me to make it into a play.”
Mrs. Coleman was a member at Second Baptist Church at the time and approached the preacher and some members seeking approval to have the play preformed and they agreed. It took her about a month to finish writing the play. The first time it was performed it was called The Church of Yesteryear & The Church of Today because it had two different scenes.
She feels that many people will want to come out to see the play because people want to learn how things used to be in the past. It will give them knowledge on how the structure, rules, regulations, and much more were different when their grandparents and great-grandparents grew up in the church.
The Eutaw resident originally started writing in the 1980s. She has written other plays such as The Ten Virgins; Throw Out Life, and many more. She said writing has given her the ability to return the blessings that God has brought upon her in different ways.
The characters in her play are based on fictional people with real characteristics. Patrica Coleman will be playing the role Jesse belle; Brandon Smith as Little Church Boy; Ernestine Saxton as Sophia, and others will be performing other characters.
Pinnia Hines, Chair of the GCHS Foundation, commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to see an original work of art by a Greene County playwright about the religious culture and spirituality inherent in our people. The performance will also benefit our Greene County Health System which makes this event that much more special.”
If you are unable to attend please make a donation to the GCHS Foundation to support the work of the hospital and related health system.. For more information call 205-496-4062.