Church to present play

First Presbyterian Church is set to present its play of hope, "The Green Velvet Christmas Dress" on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Courtesy photo.
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First Presbyterian Church in Newhall is scheduled to present a performance of a Christmas play of hope, The Green Velvet Christmas Dress on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The original play was written by Melea J. Brock, said the director Susan Fletcher. “It’s a beautiful story of hope.”

The church’s producer Vicki Boss Edwards was a part of the play when it was on stage in Pasadena in 2011 and 2012.

“She wanted to bring that play to the people of Santa Clarita,” Fletcher said. “It took a few years for our schedules to line up, but we’ve been working on it for about a year now.”

The story begins in the 1880’s and through different eras to the present. The 130 year journey follows a special dress and shows how it brings those who need it hope, Fletcher said.

There is an interactive intermission written into the script, giving the audience the chance to talk to the characters in the play, ask questions about their stories and maybe share a story of their own.

“We want to hear your story because it matters to us and matters to God,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher has been a member of the church since 1993. With her long term drama and theater background, she writes and directs skits for their Vacation Bible School, she said. “This play is a whole different thing for me.”

The church is welcoming the entire community to join them in their sanctuary on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The church is located near the DMV in Newhall at 24317 Newhall Ave., Newhall, 91321.

Tickets are $12 and all proceeds will go to support the church’s Stephen Ministry, a one-to-one lay caring ministry.

“Seeing how this play has brought hope to so many of us who are involved has made me feel so confident it can do the same for the people coming to see it if we give them a chance,” Fletcher said.

For more information about the play, call the church office at 661-259-0555 and to purchase tickets, go online to

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