EstherFor Such A Time As This
Esther: For Such a Time as This
“Esther” is the story of a girl with two names; one hidden.
The story of two kings; one hidden.
A story of two decrees: one to destroy a people, the other to save a people.
That which is hidden comes to light in this new musical adaptation of the Biblical story of a Jewish orphan who becomes Queen to the Persian Emperor, King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) at a time when his reign has become plagued with political intrigue, plots of sabotage and genocide that threaten the unity of the Empire.
In September 2019 a company of over 70 actors, singers, and dancers with a live orchestra transported audiences to the magnificent winter palace of King Ahasuerus in the 5th century BC Persian capital city of Susa. “Esther: For Such A Time As This” played to over 4500 audience members with numerous sold out shows!
Written and directed by David K. MacAdam.
Music arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Peter Vantine.
Photos by Joshua Elzey.