Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Resurrection Pageant
March 31, 2016

The final events in the life of Jesus will be re-enacted in dramatic fashion at the 13th annual Resurrection Pageant to be performed at eight different times, Saturday, March 31, on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene.

Performances begin at 8:45 a.m. with the final performance at 6 p.m. Other performance times are 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The 2:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances are in Spanish. All other performances are in English. 

The pageant is free, but tickets are required.

 In Burleson, tickets are available at the Legacy Dental office of John Barroso, DDS, 101 NW Renfro Suite 104 (817-447-6040).

In Keene, tickets are available at the ABC Book Store, General Insurance Service and Pinnacle Bank; in Cleburne at Members Credit Union, 827 N. Main, and in Alvarado at the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists office.

Tickets can be obtained online at

The pageant, a combined effort of Southwestern and the Keene Adventist Church, involves a core cast of about 230 actors at nine scenes that spectators walk to during a 2 and 1/2-hour period.

“The entire production involves about 450 people,” said volunteer organizer Kristie Amparan. “All costumes are sewn from scratch. Everyone involved is a volunteer.”

Viewing areas can accommodate about 750 people per performance, and that number are expected, she said.

The pageant will begin at Southwestern’s Mizpah Gate at the intersection of Hillcrest and South College streets. From there, attendees will enter the Market Place, which will be a courtyard.

Amparan suggests pageant attendees dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.

Other scenes tell the story of the triumphal entry, the Lord’s Supper, Gethsemane, the Sanhedrin trial, Pilate’s trial, the Via Dolorosa, the Crucifixion and Resurrection. There will also be many live animals.

Parking is available at the Chan Chun Centennial Library parking lot, the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium parking lot and the church parking lot.

Readers who would like to help with behind-the-scenes support should contact Kristi Amparan at 817-645-4171. 

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