BELTON (March 26, 2013)--UMHB will host its 74th annual Easter Pageant Wednesday.
Three performances will be held in front of the Luther Memorial arches on Vann Circle Drive.
Performances are free and are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The live production will feature moments from the life of Jesus Christ such as the Last Supper, his trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection.
Musical numbers will be performed by the characters and several actors are students new to the university.
The school anticipates nearly 5,000 spectators.
Umbrellas are prohibited.
The tradition began in 1940 when the school was not co-ed. For a while, all roles were played by women, a spokesperson said.