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October 8, 2007

Powerful play is back at Good Shepherd in Cokato

Performances are set over the course of three nights, Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 14-16

By Lynda Jensen
Editor

An encore of the play “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames” will be performed at Good Shepherd Ev. Free Lutheran Church in Cokato over the course of three days, starting Sunday, Oct. 14.

The play is a series of skits that give a glimpse of the afterlife, and how bad choices might have unintended consequences.

Most characters find themselves, after death, asking the question in heaven “Angel, is my name in your book?”

The drama has impressive lights, sound and special effects.

The play will be performed 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the church, which is located at 5939 Oliver Avenue SW in Cokato. Child care is provided and admission is free.

The most dramatic part of the play is actually after the performance, when the crowd is asked to consider taking Jesus as their savior that night – with the result last year being nearly 100 people stepping forward.

“The end is the best part,” commented Jami Berg of Annandale, who played a father who ended up in “hell” during a past skit.

As usual, the cast is composed of mainly local talent, from Dassel, Cokato, Annandale, and elsewhere.

Known for its powerful performances, the church has been associated in the past with other productions such as “The Promise,” which attracted nearly 1,000 people.

Drama set in Cokato starting Sunday, Oct. 14

The play “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” is scheduled to run 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the church, which is located at 5939 Oliver Avenue SW in Cokato. Child care is provided and admission is free.


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