"No Ordinary Wine" - A South Surry Missional Network Production

September 7, 2022



Step back in time to around A.D. 30, as two families rejoice in the marriage of their children…until the wine runs out. What happens next is nothing short of extraordinary!

Reserve your spot now for Surry County’s first outdoor drama, No Ordinary Wine, Sunday, October 2, at the Armfield Civic Center Amphitheater in Pilot Mountain. The original production brings to life Jesus’ first miracle—turning water into wine—through the work of local author Sheri Wren Haymore and director Debby Severs Diamont.

The cast of characters includes experienced actors and musicians from across the region and has also given novice actors from 11 local churches an opportunity to hone their skills in this groundbreaking drama. Carefully curated ancient wedding songs, including an original piece by Debby Diamont, enhance the genuineness of the performance.

“It’s been amazing to see these small churches come together, have fun and work really hard to create our own miracle,” said Diamont, who enjoyed a successful career in film and television as well as teaching choral music, theatre arts and TV production. “From the scenery to the costumes to the music and script, we have conducted in-depth research to provide authenticity.”

Admission is free, but seating is limited. You must have a reservation. Visit noordinarywine.org to reserve your space.

“This is a beautiful outdoor venue that can accommodate 300,” said Diamont. “We are already receiving a wonderful response, so I encourage individuals and groups to make reservations right away.”

Gate opens at 4 pm Sunday, October 2. Performance will be from 5-7 pm. Rain date is Monday, October 3.

Bring a chair or blanket for seating, along with a picnic basket if you’d like. Parking is free and accessible. Pastries and coffee will be available for sale by The Songbird House; the Little League will offer concessions.

No Ordinary Wine is presented by the South Surry Missional Network of the Yadkin Valley District, Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, and is made possible through the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund. Participating churches include Fairview United Methodist Church - Rev. Tony Matthews, Pastor; First United Methodist Church, Pilot Mountain - Rev. Jeremy Pegram, Pastor; Level Cross UMC and Siloam UMC - Rev. Danielle Voight, Pastor; New Hope Charge, Stanford, Blackwater - Rev. Steve Smith, Pastor; Pilot View UMC and Stony Knoll UMC - Rev. Cathy Turman, Pastor; Whitakers Chapel UMC and Shoals UMC - Rev. Mark Muckler, Pastor.

Armfield Civic Center is located at 873 W 52 Bypass, Pilot Mountain, NC.


For additional information and photos, visit noordinarywine.org 

Or contact Debby Severs Diamont, Director


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