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Photos: Sewickley church marks 'One Hundred' 75 years later

Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Laura Vassamillet looks out a window at the Edgeworth Club as she waits backstage for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary. Vassamillet played the part of Mrs. Mary Gould Olver.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Laura Vassamillet looks out a window at the Edgeworth Club as she waits backstage for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary. Vassamillet played the part of Mrs. Mary Gould Olver.
- Narrator Josh Taylor-Martin looks around as he waits backstage during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Narrator Josh Taylor-Martin looks around as he waits backstage during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Laura Vassamillet, as Mrs. Mary Gould Olver and Tom Graham as David Shield perform in a scene together during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary. Vassamillet played the part of Mrs. Mary Gould Olver.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Laura Vassamillet, as Mrs. Mary Gould Olver and Tom Graham as David Shield perform in a scene together during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary. Vassamillet played the part of Mrs. Mary Gould Olver.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Joan Murdoch, playing Eliza Shields, and Tom Graham, playing David Shields perform a scene in 'One Hundred Years Ago' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Joan Murdoch, playing Eliza Shields, and Tom Graham, playing David Shields perform a scene in 'One Hundred Years Ago' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Joe Melichar, playing George Flower, (center) waits for his scene backstage with fellow actors during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Joe Melichar, playing George Flower, (center) waits for his scene backstage with fellow actors during Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Joan Murdoch, playing Eliza Shields, and Tom Graham, playing David Shields wait for their cue backstage as play-goers watch 'One Hundred Years Ago' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Joan Murdoch, playing Eliza Shields, and Tom Graham, playing David Shields wait for their cue backstage as play-goers watch 'One Hundred Years Ago' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Young girls, playing the part of of seminary scholars, joke around backstage as they wait for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Young girls, playing the part of of seminary scholars, joke around backstage as they wait for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Volunteer Ellen Hitchins applies lipstick to Susie Cockrell prior to the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Volunteer Ellen Hitchins applies lipstick to Susie Cockrell prior to the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald - Maggie Dobbins playfully tries to kiss her father Craig Dobbins after putting on lipstick as they wait for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kristina Serafini | Sewickley Herald</em></div>Maggie Dobbins playfully tries to kiss her father Craig Dobbins after putting on lipstick as they wait for the start of Sewickley Presbyterian Church's play, 'One Hundred Years Ago,' at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The play was the final event celebrating the church's 175th anniversary. The same play also was performed for the church's 100th anniversary.

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On Saturday, members of Sewickley Presbyterian Church performed a play 100 years in the making ... 75 years later.

In celebration of the church's 175th anniversary, parishioners staged “One Hundred Years Ago” — a play written for the church's 100th anniversary event held in 1938.

Written by Isabel Booth, the play focuses on the founding of the church on Feb. 17, 1838.

The event culminated the church's yearlong celebration.

Kristina Serafini is a photographer and staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-324-1405 or kserafini@tribweb.com.

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