ONE IN A MILLION-A MUSICAL AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATER

One in a Million, a rousing off-Broadway musical, encompasses the teachings that the apostle Paul instructed to Timothy about wealth.

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy 6:9 NIV)

The play is set at the home of Wanda and Suzy Velez. They both host an annual Christmas party attended by several members of their church. The evening would test their convictions and reveal secrets about themselves.

Friendship, acceptance, status and love were just a few themes that peppered the production.

20292780_10154520543251567_2268242114315675402_nAs the story unfolds, each character in the play – no matter how holy they purport to be – becomes tempted by the idea of how more money would make their lives better. Without careful consideration of the consequences, they all throw caution to the wind and find themselves playing the lotto.

One of the scenes that was most relatable was when the character Wanda Velez broke down and confessed that she decided to play the lotto because she just wanted to fit in. She admitted losing herself in the midst of wanting to please everyone else.

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?” (Mark 18:36 KJV)

Her sister, Suzy Velez, was the only character who wasn’t swayed by the idea of being rich. Although labeled as self-righteous, it was her they all turned to for help once their choice caused their relationships to go awry.

One in a Million is produced and directed by Kevin Davis.

One in a Million Musical Performance Schedule
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

https://www.itickets.com/events/381324.html

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