OGDEN -- Those behind a dinner theater production Friday, May 4, at Second Baptist Church said there is good food, good fun and a good message for anyone who chooses to participate with them.
The play to be performed, "The View," was written by Anete Foster, who serves as the drama ministry leader at the church.
The production is about Deacon Wilder, to whom God grants a wish to go back to check on his family during his funeral.
The dinner theater will be at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 227 27th St., in Ogden.
"It's a comedy," Foster said.
"The play is about a man who dies suddenly of a heart attack and is allowed to go back and view his home-going celebration. He sees how he has affected some lives. Some lives are a work in progress. All in all, it's a positive message."
Director Montenna Porter said the message of the play is that there are good qualities in all people and forgiveness is available to everyone.
"There are funny and serious moments," she said. "No matter where you are in life, what you have done, there are always people to help you and you are forgiven, and forgiveness is the biggest thing."
Porter said people come into the viewing to let the dead man know how they listened to him.
"They are thankful for the ways he touched their lives," Porter said, noting that among those who are grateful are a woman who had been living on the streets and some young men who had been selling drugs.
"He touched them, telling them how valuable life is," Porter said.
Foster said her goal is to send a message to all Christians.
"They go out to witness to people, and they think their witness falls on deaf ears," she said. "You think they are not listening, but they are. A lot of time, it just takes them longer to make the change. ...You don't have to make them change, just tell them about it."
Tickets for the production are $25 per couple, $15 for singles and $10 for senior citizens. Admission is free for children 5 and younger.
All money raised will go to the church's children's Angel Choir.
The choir has just purchased new choir robes.
"We are going to have the children serving so they have a part in the play and in raising the money themselves," Foster said.
"We're going to do roasted chicken, red potatoes, salad, dessert and a roll," she said. "It's something simple, but it should be good."
For more information about the production, call the church during business hours at 801-393-4814.