The Mesa Easter Pageant is an annual passion play of the life of Christ on the grounds of the Mesa Arizona Temple with a distinctive LDS flavor. During its two-week run up to Easter, the pageant attracts up to fifteen thousand people every night. It features a live cast of 500 local people and is one of the few pageants that will be continued even after Manti and others are ending. It is a community event that attracts the Christian community in Phoenix as the elements in the event have become more mainstream Christian over time.
Brian Simper, Mark Petersen