The Glory Man: Gospel Musical Drama Based on a True Story
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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This was definitely NOT my cup of tea. The book needs a LOT of work. It can't make up its mind as to whether it should go for a light comic touch or preach from the pulpit. It's not successful at either. Mrs. Smythe has fallen back on old habits....continued
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“Critic’s Choice: Lamb’s Players Theatre and director Robert Smyth roll out a production that feels rooted in the soil and soul of the civil-rights-era South. A mix of homespun humor and spiritual heft goes to the heart of Dennis Hassell’s gospel-laced drama.” —San Diego Union-Tribune_ _
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_The Glory Man _
Written by Dennis Hassell
Directed by Robert Smyth
Music compiled, arranged and directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
This sweeping American story features a multi-talented cast of 17, bringing to life more than 40 characters in a charged Southern landscape. Clarence Jordan, author of The Cotton Patch Gospel_, started Koinonia Farm, an unconventional racially-integrated community in the 1940s whose legacy includes the start of Habitat for Humanity. Associate Artist Dennis Hassell (_A Divine Comedy) gives us an epic new play filled with passion, humor, and stirring music.