Called by its creators, ‘The Greatest Story Ever Re-told’, Cotton Patch Gospel is the moving, exuberant bluegrass musical that tells the story of the life of Jesus - but set in modern-day, rural Georgia.
The show will be presented here by The Cedartown Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and is produced by the famous Springer Opera House, the official State Theatre of Georgia.
“Oh, man, I love this show,” confesses Springer Artistic Director Paul R. Pierce. “It reminds me of the question my Sunday school teacher asked when I was a kid: ‘What would you do if Jesus was born today?’ That question always made my imagination run wild. For me, Cotton Patch Gospel is just a great big Sunday school lesson set to bluegrass music.”
Cotton Patch Gospel was adapted by Atlanta actor Tom Key from the Rev. Clarence Jordan’s book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew.”
Presented in a humorous, down-home storytelling style, Cotton Patch Gospel is marked by a sense of childlike wonder, simple reverence and pure joy.
Cotton Patch Gospel is a production of the Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia, a 133-year-old National Historic Landmark theatre with a year-round schedule of plays, musicals and a top ranked academy of theatre arts.
Cotton Patch Gospel will be performed at The Cedartown Performing Arts Center on May 7, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 770-748-4168 or log on to the website at www. ccauditorium.com.