Lyceum Theater’s “Cotton Patch Gospel” is Homespun Fun [INTERVIEW]
The latest show from the Lyceum Theater is a joyous, musical adaptation of the Gospels of Matthew and John! A gem of musical theater, the story of Jesus is translated into the mid-20th-century American South and considers what might have happened had Jesus been born in Georgia — with Gainesville standing in for Bethlehem, Valdosta for Nazareth and Atlanta as the fateful Jerusalem. Jesus is from Georgia, his disciples are a bluegrass band and King Herod is the mayor of Atlanta in this "Greatest Story Ever Retold" based on the book The Cotton Patch Gospel of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented with Blue Grass and country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. The Life, death and resurrection are presented with foot stomping fun and exuberant inspiration. I got to speak with Ben Nordstrom, the star of the show about what you can expect if you catch it!
Don't miss out on the new show "Cotton Patch Gospel" running September 24 through September 28. You can visit them on the web at their website, or call them up at (660) 837-3311. Don't miss the new season of the Lyceum Theater down in Arrow Rock. Get your tickets today!