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Sofistafunk on stage with “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told”

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Earlier this month we were asked to design some of the costumes for the new stage play “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told”
The productions director, Anna Maria Horsford showed us the DVD of the original production and said “child use your imagination”, and that we did.

The way the story is told by Marcus, (David Ramsey) Dureen’s (Tatyana Ali) fiancee as he creatively teaches the Sunday School children the story of Mary and Joseph, also gave us the freedom to be a little more creative in design and color choices since he didn’t seem quite sure of all of the facts.

We hoped not to offend any one of a particular religion or faith and since none of us were there anyway, we figured, just go for it-use another color. Cheshire and I didn’t want to do Mary’s Wedding costume in the standard white and blue as we’ve always seen so we chose a pale gray silk and decorated it with turquoise and alabaster stones accented with swarovski and rock crystals all set amidst swirls of gold sutache.

Mary might have even found her stones laying about on the ground as she and her Mom sought to design her dress.

For Joseph we chose a turquoise crinkled fabric accented by gold to coordinate with the stones on his sweetie.

Additional designs:
Mary, (Tatyana Ali) in the house
Ann, Mary’s Mom (Anna Marie Horsford) The Angel Gabriel (Guy Tory)
Wedding Dancers

Believed to relieve stress and aid in relaxing the mind, Turquoise history dates back to 6000BC when ancient Egyptians used it.
Alabaster at that time was said to represent purity, virtue, and spiritual idealism with their beautiful marbleized design, amongst other items it was used to design and make flasks to hold perfumed oils.

We thank the Producers and Ms. Horsford for requesting our creative services for their production,
Arlinda and Cheshire for Sofistafunk

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