Southside Theatre Guild is excited to present this special engagement!
As a special event, it is NOT a part of our regular season of shows and is not included in your season ticket.
This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators.
Cotton Patch Gospel is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company.