Jamie Kacur is new to the stage, and she steps right into the spotlight playing one of the lead roles in USP’s holiday production, The Christmas Post. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, Jamie came to the Pella area to work as a school psychologist. Her only previous stage experience was in a church play a few years ago, but she’s enjoying being part of the show.

"I love the arts and thought that this would be a great way to meet people. I have loved every minute. I have met wonderful people and have learned so many things about theater," she said.

Jamie plays the part of Alice Garfield, a single-mother widowed by World War II and struggling to make ends meet. She desperately wants to provide the special presents her children want for Christmas, and takes a job at Herzog’s Department Store working on sales commission. At the store she encounters a  scrooge-like boss and a selfish sales manager who stand in the way of making the money she needs. Alice learns that she must have faith that God can provide a Christmas Eve miracle.

Jamie believes that The Christmas Post will be a "a wonderful way to start out the Christmas season and remind us of what it is about."

Though Jamie is new to the stage, Christmas Post director, Wendy Vander Well, says that Jamie acts like a veteran. "Jamie has taken to the stage well. I appreciate her willingness to learn and be a big part of this team that’s brining The Christmas Post to life."

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Join the conversation! 6 Comments

  1. You’re doing a great job, Jamie! We’re so glad to have you as part of the production!

  2. Jamie, Glad to be on stage with you! You have lots of talent!

  3. I always knew you were GREAT!

  4. Great Job Jamie! I am so proud of you for getting so involved, I need to follow your lead! Your fellow school psych.-Sarah:)

  5. Hi, Jamie. I love the write up and the picture!!! Wish I could come see the play. Love, Father Tim.

  6. You go girl!! I’m so proud of you.


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