Sylvana Airan has a pair of remarkable stories that she likes to tell.
The first one involves her childhood in Pakistan & the second one involves an Easter message that she began sharing with Capital City audiences back in 1991.
Sylvana grew up in southwest Asia with a deep-rooted passion for the Passion Play.
Sylvana constructed the script her version of powerful show 26 years ago, "As a child, being persecuted for religious reasons in Pakistan, I had said that I was going to go to America where the missionaries came from. And that was the dream I had was someday I was going to go to America."
Sylvana's little sister Daphne has been involved with the play from the very start and she's impressed with her big sister, "I'm very proud of her as my sister in so many ways...she's the nucleus of our family."
After Sylvana became a proud citizen of the United States in 1986, the rest of her family made their way from Pakistan to the U.S.
Nearly everyone in the congregation plays a role in this annual production and if you'd like to see it for yourself, you will have five opportunities this week.
April 5, 7, 8 & 9. On Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7pm.
There will also be a Saturday matinee presentation at 3 p.m.
Free admission and Free childcare ages 6 & under
Free refreshments and kids will get to pet the live animals after each performance.