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Provision Theater
at S Morgan 1001 West Roosevelt Chicago, IL 60608
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35 reviews
6 stars
Free parking in lot behind theatre.
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"Cotton Patch Gospel"
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39 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 01 2009

It was a wonderful play, and we enjoyed the depiction of how the story was told. All the songs,dancing and acting was fantastic. We thank all the cast,and all the crew. A fine work was done.....

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24 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

Similar to "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Godspell" but with a Southern, bluesy twist, the musical cast its spell on my wife and me. The acting, singing, and instrument playing were superb. The story brought to mind the terrible events of the...continued

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attended Nov 08 2009

Wonderful, exuberant show . . . the small cast brings the Gospels to life and the music was fantastic . . . I hated to see it end . . . Very well done indeed!!!

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Provision Theater

Provision Theater Company is devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption; works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose. Provision Theater Company has celebrated numerous Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for their critically-acclaimed productions of The Hiding Place, Cotton Patch Gospel, A Christmas Carol, C.S. Lewis on Stage, A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor, The Spitfire Grill and Beast on the Moon. Other highly praised productions include: Sanders Family Christmas, Godspell, Smoke on the Mountain, The Boys Next Door and The Gospel of John.