The story of Esther is among the most widely known Scriptures that has spawned retelling and creative interpretations -- from holiday celebrations to "Veggie Tales."
Kingdom Impact Theater adds to the legacy of Ether's influence as the anchor example of "Artistic Women of Faith," the Women's History Month episode of "An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater," Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:17 PM.
Chicago-based actors Deanna Reed-Foster ("Chicago Fire") and Mimi Sagadin ("Return to the Hiding Place") are special guests joining KIT Ministries ensemble members Vikki J. Myers and Carla Brown in a night of songs, scenes and discussion of God's influence on women in history and now.
The two-act program features highlights of music, humor and dramatic interpretation of Scripture performed by the KIT ensemble, followed by commentary and video segments by guest presenters.
"Artistic Women of Faith" guests Deanna Reed-Foster and Mimi Sagadin are established stage and film performers in Chicago, each with current programs in circulation.
Reed-Foster is recognizable as a semi-regular on the NBC-TV series "Chicago Fire," Ruth in the film "Last Flag Flying," and will be seen in the upcoming premiere of "Rasheeda Speaking" at Shattered Globe Theater. She is also heard as the voiceover artist for AT&T commercials, and producer of the video series "I'm Tired."
Sagadin's most notable screen performance as concentration camp survivor Corrie Ten Boom in "Return to the Hiding Place" has just been re-released streaming on Amazon Prime. She is also seen Mrs. Miller in the TV series version of "What's a Girl to Do?" by Janet Folger Porter.
Besides working professionally, both actors are active in their home church ministries. Their insights balancing life as working professionals and ministry servants will be the focus of "Voices from the Pulpit," the talk-show segment of "An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater" hosted by KIT founders Vikki J. Myers and Michael Edgar Myers.
Also on the program for "Artistic Women of Faith" are Scripture insights to the holidays of Easter and Purim, the latter the inspired by the story that Esther that prevented extermination of Hebrews through events surrounding a beauty pageant and banquets. .
“An Evening with Kingdom Impact Theater” is an online faith-themed variety program that airs the third Thursday of each month airing on Zoom and Facebook Live. Registration for the program may be made through Zoom or Eventbrite. Register on Zoom.
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The KIT 'n' Kaboodle Blog
The essays here are culled from our travels, conversations, worship experiences and discoveries.
Many are reprints from our newsletter, The KIT 'n' Kaboodle, or Facebook notes over time.
They're written by our ensemble, Garlan Garner, Michael Edgar Myers or Vikki J. Myers -- solo, or collectively.