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The Serpent in the Desert, a musical.

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on October 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm


CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – St. Luke’s Mission Theatre will present, “The Serpent in the Desert” on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. This musical program is based on an original play by Philip Turner. Carol Clark wrote the music and libretto. William vonGillern of Claremont, a professional instrumentalist and arranger, will provide musical accompaniment to the performance of an ensemble of 14 voices conducted by professional musician and opera singer, Carlos Martínez.

The Serpent in the Desert is a moving story in song about the dramatic conversion of two Pharisees to become followers of Jesus at the time of the crucifixion. The story is told from their perspective.

Mr. Martínez, has performed on more than 5,000 occasions worldwide as an opera singer and as a conductor of operas, operettas, and musical theater. He is currently a public-school teacher in New Hampshire and is the choral director of Trinity Anglican Church in Rochester, New Hampshire.

Mr. Turner has performed locally in acting roles with the River Theater Company and the Off Broad Street Players. He authored and produced The Serpent in the Desert at the Springfield Community Players in 2019. Mr. Turner has been a resident of Charlestown, N.H.

Ms. Clark studied piano and organ in Vermont and California. She has played at the request of many churches for the past 50 years and has led children and adult choral groups in the United States and overseas. Ms. Clark wrote the music and libretto for the musical. She also is a resident of Charleston. N.H.
Tickets ($10 each) may be purchased at the Sumner House Restaurant in Charlestown or online by going to www.eventbrite.com and searching for “st lukes mission theater” and entering “New Hampshire” for the location. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the evenings of performance between 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact David Moody at 603-852-0977.


October 19
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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St. Luke’s Mission Theatre
176 Main Street
Charlestown, NH, 03603
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