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Provision Theater
at S Morgan 1001 West Roosevelt Chicago, IL 60608
312-455-0066
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13 reviews
7 stars
Take ALL your Racial hate in and get it washed away!
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13 reviews
7 stars
Eat before! Go to restroom before. 90 minutes without break, You won't want to break!
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"Cotton Patch Gospel"
8 ratings
4.9 average rating
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83 events
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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5 reviews
0 stars
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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Description

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.