Ellerslie is excited to host
Arise Collective Theatre’s production of:
a full-length musical based on
John Bunyan’s classic work The Pilgrim’s Progress!
Pilgrim is the musical retelling of the classic book The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Follow Christian on his journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City, encountering life’s trials along the way with the King always by his side. The physical world and the spiritual world collide on the stage through music and dance as this captivating show draws audiences to think about the deeper questions of life.
Show Runs February 18 – 27, 2021
7:00pm in the Ellerslie chapel
Free general admission, with donations accepted
Donations can be made at ticket checkout, in-person at performances, or via Venmo: @Arise-Collective
Tickets are required – reserve online (below)
IS ADMISSION REALLY FREE?
Yes, Arise Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization and accepts donations for performances.
IF TICKETS ARE FREE, HOW IS THIS SHOW SUPPORTING ITSELF FINANCIALLY?
The simple answer is, “by faith.” That said, we will be placing a donation box in the lobby so that anyone desiring to donate towards Arise Collective Theatre will have the opportunity. Donations can also be made online through Venmo: @Arise-Collective.
ARE MASKS REQUIRED FOR ATTENDING THE PERFORMANCE?
Masks are welcome, but not required. Our desire is to create an atmosphere that is purposely and proactively health-minded, but also pleasant.
WHAT COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE?
We will be significantly reducing the attendance at our performances to a 25-50% capacity limit. Each attendee will be asked to answer some basic health questions upon reserving tickets to ensure they are aware of COVID-19 and recommended protocol. For those desiring designated mask seating, please select that option when reserving tickets.
IS THIS PRODUCTION FAMILY FRIENDLY? FOR WHAT AGES IS IT APPROPRIATE?
Yes, it is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. It is a lively, life-giving, faith-based, production that young and old will undoubtedly enjoy and be impacted by. There is one scene in the first act that might be a challenge for younger viewers to watch that depicts a battle between good and evil. It is intense, but also brief, so please consider this when making your decision to bring the young ones.
DO I NEED TO GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE OR CAN I SHOW UP AT THE DOOR?
This event is free of charge, but tickets must be reserved in advance due to the extremely limited seating (25%-50% capacity).
HOW LONG IS THE PRODUCTION?
The production is about 2.5 hours in length, divided into two acts, with an intermission.
WILL MORE PERFORMANCES BE OFFERED IF ALL THE OTHER SHOWS SELL OUT?
Yes. If performances begin to fill up, we are prepared to add additional shows if necessary. Our desire is that everyone who wants to experience this exciting production will have the opportunity.
ARE THERE GOING TO BE MORE PRODUCTIONS LIKE THIS IN THE FUTURE?
Arise Collective Theatre is based in Michigan and will be offering performances in the future, locally and elsewhere. Stay tuned to our website and social media for more info. We are also open to bringing this production wherever there is a strong desire for it, so please get in touch with us if you would like Pilgrim to be performed in your region.