VIRGINIA, USA – At the Feet of Jesus” is a live theatrical one-woman drama that shines a holy light on Mary Magdalene and shares the Gospel message of Christ.
Performing artist Nancy Scimone, who portrays Mary Magdalene, wrote the script and songs after visiting the Holy Land in Israel and the excavation of an ancient Magdala synagogue. Scimone explains, “My intent in creating the drama was to honor this great saint with reverence, and to inspire audiences through her life of courage and faith.”
With this performance, audiences experience Mary Magdalene’s journey from her difficult beginnings in Magdala to her repentance and unwavering faith in Jesus all the way to the foot of the cross.
The performance brings familiar Bible scenes to life including the ‘Mary Martha dinner,’ the expelling of seven demons, and the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. The nine original songs in the drama express turning points in Mary Magdalene’s story, such as “Gratitude,” which she sings as she anoints the feet of Jesus, and “I Have Seen the Lord!” when she witnesses the risen Lord and is the first to announce His resurrection to the Apostles.
Scimone terms the drama “edutainment” because it teaches the message of Christ through the theatrical arts. She shares, “The messages of forgiveness, mercy and hope conveyed through Mary Magdalene’s life 2000 years ago continue to be powerful life tools for humanity.”
Source: Ein PressWire
Scimone, a seasoned performer with a background in both theater and music, was inspired to create the show after visiting the Holy Land in Israel and seeing firsthand the places where Jesus and his disciples lived and preached. In particular, her visit to the ancient synagogue in Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene, sparked her imagination and set her on a journey to discover more about this often-misunderstood woman.
Through extensive research and prayer, Scimone crafted a script that takes audiences on a journey from Mary’s early life as a wealthy and influential woman to her eventual conversion to Christianity and her role as a devoted follower of Jesus. Along the way, we see her struggles with sin and temptation, her healing by Jesus, and her pivotal role in spreading the Gospel message to others.
The show is not just a drama, however. Scimone also incorporates original songs into the performance, adding a musical dimension to the story. The songs, which range from haunting ballads to joyful hymns, are all written and performed by Scimone herself, showcasing her impressive vocal range and emotional depth.At the Feet of Jesus” is a live theatrical one-woman drama that shines a holy light on Mary Magdalene and shares the Gospel message of Christ.