The Trinity Players are ‘Born to Love’

Alicia Boulton

The Trinity Players want people to come to their church this weekend. Not for a sermon, but a play.

“Born to Love” is a musical created by the Trinity Collective. A group of eight people created the script.

The group started two years ago. They have presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Once Upon a Mattress.”

“This year we’re being brave and doing our own,” Director Cindy Howard said.

“Born to Love” has a cast of more than 30 people ranging in age from kindergartners to senior citizens. However, there is no star of the show. Each scene has different characters performed by various actors.

“Even the little kindergartner is learning her lines. Her part is just as important as everybody else’s,” Howard said.

The play is directed by church members Howard and Evie Loftin and accompanied by Jen Korecki on the piano. It was inspired by St. Francis and people being instruments of peace. Each member decided to write his or her own scene about peace.

“In writing about peace, we all ended up writing about loving one another.” Howard said.

The set is simplistic with an all-black background high-

lighted by the Disraeli quote, “We are all born to love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”

Those who may be put off by the fact that the performance is held in a church should not worry — the play is not about religion, but about love.

“We were careful to avoid being preachy,” Howard said. “It is more about human relationships.”

The scenes show parts of life from pregnancy to war. Along with the scenes are show tunes and pop music such as “Seasons of Love” from “Rent” and “Yesterday” by The Beatles. Sung in a variety of ways such as solos, duets and ensemble, the songs are all integrated in a traditional musical style.

For people who are short of cash, the show is free. However, donations are accepted.

Although the show only runs one weekend, the experience of watching its creation is something that will stay with the cast long after it ends.

“It’s amazing what happens when talented, driven and not entirely like-minded people work together.” said Trevor Williams, a junior architecture major and actor in the play.

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Born to Love

Where? Trinity Lutheran Church

When? Friday – Sunday, October 6-8 at 7 p.m. (doors open)