"The Jacob and Joseph Story"
More than 40 amateur performers and crew members, composed of Port Angeles and Sequim church members and other local faith community volunteers, performed Dick McCoy's inspiring musical play, “The Jacob and Joseph Story,” on Nov. 18, 2004. The premier public performance, presented in the community’s Peninsula College Little Theater, retold Joseph’s life story of tragedy and triumph “from dungeon to throne,” focusing on his choice to trust and serve God in all his circumstances.
The 14-act benefit play performance, directed by composer McCoy, received publicity from local Peninsula Daily News and KONP radio, helping to bring an audience of more than 100 out on a foggy night, despite several other competing community events.
A freewill offering benefited Hospice of Clallam County, a local 26-year-strong volunteer, non-profit organization serving families dealing with terminal illnesses. In her introduction, their director, Rose Crumb, who has herself devoted 26 years as a full-time volunteer, warmly thanked the Adventist community for their support and encouragement through this special event.
McCoy’s musical career spans 45 years of classroom instruction, symphony performance, and conducting bands and choruses. Though his earlier compositions and arrangements have embraced themes as varied as children’s plays, classic stage works, sacred quartet and classical music, he has dedicated the past three years to biblical characters that demonstrate God’s working in their lives. And that’s just what the cast experienced that night—God working through each of their lives, telling His story of love and strength far beyond any they had to give.