Good news for Cache Valley residents. There are plenty of tickets available for this year’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ production of “The Man Who Knew,” a pageant about early Mormon leader and witness to the Book of Mormon golden plates, Martin Harris. Harris was buried in the Clarkston cemetery in 1875, the place the pageant has been presented since 1982. Martin Harris pageant president Donald Jeppsen says there have been many changes through the years, including having the pageant produced every other year now rather than every year, the original length was three hours but the script has been re-written and reduced to one hour and 15 minutes, and there is no narrator now. “There’s an exciting change going to happen this year,” Jeppsen said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show. “The (LDS) church has commissioned a person to design a brand new set and it’s currently being built by a company in Lindon, Utah and will be delivered to our area hopefully the week of July 18th. We’ll erect the new set and everything related to the on-stage performance will be dictated by that set.” The play was written by Rhett James. Duane Huff was the director for 21 years and former Clarkston Mayor, Denzil Clark, was instrumental in bringing the pageant to his town. Jeppsen said tickets this year are free and available through the LDS Conference Center. Residents of Clarkston still prepare a dinner each night for those attending the pageant. For more information about the pageant, visit <a href=”http://www.martinharrispageant.org/”>www.martinharrispageant.org</a>.
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