A modern retelling of Christ’s story, Cotton Patch Gospel at Limelight Theatre is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with folk songs by Harry Chapin. Herod is the Governor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs — only to rise again. As an adult, Jesus tours the Bible belt like a soul-saving preacher and falls in with a group of cohorts named Jim, Jack, Rock, and Jud. The narrative is accompanied by a three-piece band of pluckers and pickers — with the lively music elevating the evening.
The talented cast includes well-known actors who sing their way through the Gospels, playing a multitude of characters including disciples, which bring the stories to life — all with humor and amusing song lyrics.
Preview night tickets on Thursday, December 1 are $15 per person. Terrific Tuesday on December 6 features two tickets for $30. Regular tickets prices through December 31 $26 for adults; and $10 for student rush (30 minutes prior to show). A free child ticket is available with full paid adult ticket.
Show times are 7:30 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2 pm for the Sunday matinee. Patrons can choose their seats online at www.limelight-theatre.org or by calling 904-825-1164.
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