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Sandra Wakefield to perform at Tabernacle Thurs.

Actress will portray Mary, Mother of Jesus at MACS dinner
A special program will accompany the MACS Senior Adult Dinner at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Thursday. Local entertainer Sandra Wakefield will present “Mary, Mother of Jesus,” a one-woman production from the “Women of the Bible” series she has created.
A North Carolina native, Wakefield moved to Ennis in 2006 from Tuscon, where she served as an assistant producer of the Miss Arizona Pageant and speaking and platform coach for the Miss Tuscon Pageant.
An award-winning actress she has earned a meritorious achievement award from the State of Arizona and is a Kennedy Center- Irene Ryan Nominee.
A scriptwriter as well, Wakefield performs a variety of original dramas. She has presented them in several states as well as in England where she lived in the 1970s and 80s. During her time in the U.K., she was one of only two American members of the prestigious Bach Choir of London, with which she sang at the royal wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
Wakefield, also noted as a public speaker, has recently developed her own teaching course, titled “Speak with Confidence.”
Locally, Wakefield is vice-president of the Ennis Arts Commission and a member of the Ellis County Women’s Job Corps Advisory Board. She teaches a communications course for the Job Corps as well. Last year Wakefield founded the Ennis Literary Guild with Joanne Ventura and Nancy Thomas.
A forthcoming project for the actress is a play based on the life and career of Ennis historical heroine, Katie Daffan (1874-1951). Wakefield has been working on this program with Ennis Daily News editor Randy Bryan Bigham and Friends of the Library publicity chair Laurie Wilson, who have supplied the research on which Wakefield will base her characterization of Daffan. The play will benefit the Ennis Public Library Historic Archives.

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