Cotton Patch Gospel

Bluegrass music, rural Georgia, and the Gospels of Matthew and John come together in a play presented by Southeastern University and performed at the Polk Theatre.

The book, “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan, retranslates selections from the New Testament into mid-20th Century locations with mid-20th Century concerns. The play follows Jordan’s translation style to present the life of Jesus Christ. With standards, and Bluegrass music and lyrics by Harry Chapin, the play is both a celebration of song and spirit.

Directed by Department of Communication chair John Pierce, the three performance run is Nov. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m at The Polk Theatre in Downtown Lakeland.

Tickets are: $12 (adults), $7 (students, seniors, groups of 10 or more)

For more information or to purchase tickets, check the SEU Arts and Events Calendar or call the Southeastern University Box Office (863) 669-4010.

The SEU Cotton Patch Gospel players at rehearsal:

8 thoughts on “Cotton Patch Gospel

  1. I heard the group practicing and was quite impressed by the musical talent. Every SEU event I have attended the music really has been amazing.

  2. I heard the group practicing and was quite impressed by the musical talent. Every SEU event I have attended the music really has been amazing.

  3. I have my tickets for Saturday night. I’m so excited! It’s going to be a great show. Did anyone take advantage of the $5 tickets to see the dress rehearsal Thursday night?

  4. I have my tickets for Saturday night. I’m so excited! It’s going to be a great show. Did anyone take advantage of the $5 tickets to see the dress rehearsal Thursday night?

  5. I need an updated list of events. The one on your website is for November 2008.

  6. I need an updated list of events. The one on your website is for November 2008.

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