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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kirkland to present 'Esther and the King'

A cast and crew of over 40 children, teens and adults will perform a musical rendition of the Biblical story “Esther and the King” in Kirkland on Oct. 19-20. - Contributed
A cast and crew of over 40 children, teens and adults will perform a musical rendition of the Biblical story “Esther and the King” in Kirkland on Oct. 19-20.
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A cast and crew of over 40 children, teens and adults will perform a musical rendition of the Biblical story “Esther and the King” in Kirkland on Oct. 19-20.

The play is based on the Old Testament book of Esther and combines a timeless scriptural story of treachery, faith and courage through song and dance. In the story, King Ahasuerus needs a new queen so all single maidens in the kingdom are invited to “audition.”

Esther is a young Jewish woman who is encouraged by her uncle Mordecai to meet with the king without revealing her heritage, and ends up being chosen to be the new queen of the land.  She continues to hide her religion from the Persian royalty until anti-Semitic tensions — led by Haman, one of the royal princes — rise in the kingdom and her people are threatened.

Will Esther be willing to confess her heritage to the King — putting her own life directly at risk — to save her people?

“Esther and the King” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. Admission to all performances is free but tickets are required for admission due to limited seating at each performance. Tickets may be requested online at www.EstherAndTheKing.com.

All performances will be at the Rose Hill Building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7720 126th Avenue N.E., in the South Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland just off N.E. 85th Street. Free parking is available.

The program is presented by the Kirkland Washington Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For additional information, visit www.EstherAndTheKing.com or email info@EstherAndTheKing.com.

 

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