Campus Players Annual Production of ‘Eagerheart’ to be Performed at Southwestern and FUMC

The Southwestern College theatre department and Campus Players’ 85th annual production of “Eagerheart” will be presented three times in December. Performances will be Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building and at 6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Winfield.  Admission is free with a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Winfield Food Pantry.  

“Eagerheart,” which was written by early 20th century English playwright A.M. Buckton, celebrates the legend that Christ and the Holy Family travel the earth each year, blessing one deserving home where they rest on Christmas Eve.   Eager Heart and sisters Eager Fame and Eager Sense, along with shepherds and kings of Power, Wisdom, and Love, reveal their understanding of Christ and His teachings.  The search for the Holy Family is tested by beggars seeking food and shelter.  The play challenges and inspires audiences to live with charity throughout the year.  

Allyson Moon, director of the theatre program at Southwestern College, will direct this year’s presentation of “Eagerheart.”  Moon says that this show is about spirit of giving.

“Every year this is the Campus Players’ gift to the community,” Moon says.  “As the character Eager Heart says, ‘Enough that you have need and I the hand to give.’” 

Reservations for the shows in Messenger can be made by calling (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272.  Reservations may also be made by emailing  


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