Women at the well are a focal point of the marketplace, as the well is a central gathering place in the city of Bethlehem. They have specific lines they say, but also will be called upon to ad lib as needed. Mainly they are there to gossip and complain about having to work so hard. If a woman at the well slips out of character, or recognizes friends with contemporary language or even a knowledge of current events, the visitors will be in the mindset of going to a play, and perhaps not a good one. We want to create an entire atmosphere of reality. Of stepping into another world, and into another time. Women at the well MUST stay in character. Women at the Well, (and any character with a speaking part) must attend a training class provided to learn the details of the time
period and people who lived back then. They must park at the school in the designated cast parking, arrive at fellowship hall on time each evening of the event as they are scheduled, and be in costume and ready to head to the city when the first call is made. Costumes not including leather sandals are provided by the costume team.