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: