The Bluff City Theater is proud to present The Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music by Harry Chapin, directed by Alan Knoll (based on The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan).
This “Greatest Story Ever Retold” is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As the 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. This is a spirited and rocking musical production featuring a bluegrass orchestra and supported by the BCT Young Company. The Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed environmentally.
Faith…What we hold in the absence of proof. We are dedicating our 2018 Season to an examination of “Faith.” Each of us holds a system of beliefs that guide our lives-our decisions, our values, our relationships and our self-esteem.
The 2018 season features five plays by five very different authors that highlight how faith has impacted the lives of the characters. Traditional faith in a higher power, or not, faith in oneself and the future, faith and its impact on families, faith in others and finally, the ultimate faith story updated to modern times. We’ve chosen two dramas, a farce, a historical biopic and a musical that you’re sure to find entertaining and out of the ordinary - hallmarks of the Bluff City Theater style. Our season runs from February to August 2018 and you can buy all five shows for a limited time for just $99!