Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tucson: Waypoint Theatre Company presents Cotton Patch Gospel ( update )

A TTA List Member pointed out that the post did not inlcude the production's dates and times.  From the Tucson Weekly, they are...

The Waypoint Theatre Company presents Cotton Patch Gospel at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 11; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 12; and 2 p.m., Sunday, May 13, at Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $10 for children 5 to 9, and $15 each for groups of 15 and more; cash and checks only. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show times. A bluegrass jam session will take place 20 minutes before the performance. Call 742-9079 or visit for information.


From: Melanie David []
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 11:41 AM
Subject: tta release

bY Tom Key & Russell Treyz
Music by Harry Chapin
based on the book "The Cotton Patch Gospels of Matthew and John"
by Clarence Jordan
Years before the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? transposed Homer's Odyssey against a l930s bluegrass score in Louisiana, the musical Cotton Patch Gospel propeled the life of Christ into modern rural Georgia...complete with grits, pecan pie and the KKK.  Adapted by Tom Key and Russell Treyz from renowned inter-racial social worker, Clarence Jordan's The Cotton Patch Gospels, this bluegrass musical features music by the late great Harry Chapin ("The Cat's In The Cradle", "Taxi") that creates a boldly conceived, profoundly poignant theatre experience.  A rip-roarin', toe-tappin', gutt-bustin' musical treat!
Featuring Tamie award winners guitarist Greg Morton and fiddler Tim O'Connor, with Four Corners Champion Rudy Cortese on banjo, Ed Davenport (bass) and John Jensen (dobro/mandolin).
Waypoint regulars Tynan Orenn, Marc Sandin, Frank Gates, Matt Felzien and Rich Weeks play 48 roles without leaving the stage.
It pays to arrive early!  There will be a bluegrass jam featuring the musicians on stage twenty minutes prior to each performance.
ASDB- Berger Performing Arts Center-- 1200 West Speedway (two blocks west of I-10 off of Yucca, Gate 4 parking.  Follow Event Signs)
Call 742-9079 to reserve tickets through Friday, May 11.    General admission seating.
$18.00 Adults
$10.00 Children 5-9 yrs
$15.00 per person groups of 15+
$20. at the door
Doors open half hour prior to performance. 
Running time:  2 hours with intermission
For more information contact Melanie David at 742-9079.

Melanie David
Artistic Director
Waypoint Theatre Company
 "Making a dramatic difference for eternity"  

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