Character Sketches 2020

Character Sketches enters its third year in 2020! Thanks to our many participants, it has been amazingly successful.

For 2020 we have expanded the program and further organized the program. The expansion includes extending the characters to include those from books, movies, television, and games and to try to choose more diverse characters. As for organization, each month has a different theme. For example, January is “Persons of the Cloth,” February celebrates Black History Month.

The tentative schedule is linked below. It is subject to change but we're feeling pretty confident that it won't change too much.

Please note that the link below includes concept slides. Actual costuming may vary, but we will try to remian true to the concept. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. Concept slides include images generally accessible on the Internet or other media. Cedar City does not claim ownership of the images.

Click here to view the 2020 concept slides

To see links from previous years click 2018 or 2019

1.8.2020 - Sean Lambright as G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown
The character was based on a priest whom Chesterton had met who had acquired a deep understanding of human evil by listening to confessions. Father Brown appears clumsy and naive, with a face “as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling.” His appearance, however, disguises a clever mind, penetrating insight, a gift for careful observation, and a deep understanding of human evil.










1.15.2020 - Caitlin Hanson as Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans," was born in 1412 in Domrémy, Bar, France. A national heroine of France, at age 18 she led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans. Captured a year later, Joan was burned at the stake as a heretic by the English and their French collaborators. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint more than 500 years later, on May 16, 1920.










1.22.2020 - Randy Seely as Cardinal Ralph De Bricassart
Young, capable, and ambitious priest. For insulting a bishop, he has been relegated to a remote Australian parish. Ralph is "a beautiful man.” The wealthy Mary goes to great, though unsuccessful lengths, to induce to break his celibacy vows. He does, however, have love child, Dane, with the much younger Meggie. Dane becomes a priest and dies saving two women from drowning. Ralph learns that Dane was his child and dies in Meggie’s arms.











1.29.2020 - Greta Wood as Miriam
The daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the sister of Moses and Aaron. She was a prophetess and first appears in the Book of Exodus. The Torah refers to her as "Miriam the Prophetess“ and the Talmud names her as one of the seven major female prophets of Israel. Scripture describes her alongside of Moses and Aaron as delivering the Jews from exile in Egypt: "For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam". According to the Midrash,  just as Moses led the men out of Egypt and taught them Torah, so too Miriam led the women and taught them Torah.

2.5.2020 - Mekhi Sobel as Kunta Kinte
A man who's kidnapped from his homeland by evil slavers, bears witness to horrible human suffering, keeps running away from various horrible slave-owners until they chop his foot off, and still manages to have his name and story remembered and praised.

2.15.2020 - Coral O'Riley as Uhura
Uhura is a translator and communications officer who specializes in linguistics, cryptography, and philology. She was an important part of the original series' multicultural crew and one of the first black characters to be portrayed in a non-menial role on an American television series.