Cotton Patch Gospel, a Bluegrass Musical by Harry Chapin
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The last date listed for Cotton Patch Gospel was Sunday November 8, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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Packed with disasters, demons, giants and scenes of unforgettable awe and terror, the Book of Genesis has inspired centuries of artists, from the likes of John Milton (1667's Paradise Lost) to Darren Aronofsky (2014's Noah). Now Timothy Gregory, founding director of Provision Theater, has created Jacob, a new work based on that ancient text. A retelling of the story of Jacob, the Hebrew patriarch who wrestled with God, this play focuses on the Isaacson twins, brothers consumed by a deadly secret and a murderous rivalry. Everything comes to a head when one brother's dark world of fear, manipulation and deception collides with a supernatural force of truth and redemption. Gregory and Lia Mortensen co-direct this world premiere at Provision Theater. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Marvelous performances -- text from a deeply sincere strain or priimitivist Christianity -- suggests that our contemporary world is every bit as depraved as the historical context of the incarnation -- strong medicine for christians, but even powerful enough to affect liberal humanists such as myself...
by Harry Chapin and Tom Key
The revamped version of this entertaining musical features the reverential retelling of the Gospels of Matthew and John in a contemporary southern setting, set to bluegrass music. The award winning musical is based on the book The Cotton Patch Gospel of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, a Bible scholar and Civil Rights activist. Tom Key and Russell Treyz adapted Jordan’s writtings and worked with the late Harry Chapin to create this musical stage version.