They expected the musical to appeal to teenagers and young adults — and it does.
But it's the grandparents and youngsters who really like it.
"We're getting good response," Angela Cantrell said. Cantrell is one of the writers' daughters. "Our problem is getting the word out."
"Erin's Promise" opened in Nephi, Utah, on April 30 and again in Pocatello, Idaho, shortly afterward.
It's scheduled to play at the Covey Center in Provo, Utah, on July 10, 12 and 17 and in Bountiful/Woods Cross, Utah, in August.
Written by Larry Forkner of West Bountiful, Utah, the play was introduced to theatrical audiences 13 years ago.
Its creator is only now making a big push to get it out to the Mormon audience.
Cast members include Utahns from Payson to Hooper in a story about two young women who were best friends in the pre-existence and sent to earth in different centuries.