Here’s the whole skinny on Faith/Doubt. Here’s the when and where:
July 21-23 and 27-30 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows at 4PM.
There will be a reception following the show on opening night.
Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Ave.
Tickets are $15 with reservation, $18 at the door
For tickets and information, call (615)341-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
So, if you’re interested, there’s all you need to know. There is some mild swearing of the “shit” variety and it’s not geared towards kids, but certainly older kids might get a kick out of it.
If you’re not embarrassed to be seen with me in public, I’ll be there on Friday, with Sarcastro and the Professor (and maybe the Butcher) and Saturday with JR and my parents (and maybe the Butcher).
If we were there, we would be there. Are you sure you can’t start doing road tours for all your performances? :)
Ah ha! 2 degrees of separation. Just got a myspace bulletin from a beautiful lady I went to school with about Faith/Doubt, so I’m guessing you’ve been working with her on this. She’s part of the ensemble.I’m going to try to get to one of the shows, but it will most likely be next weekend, so it looks as though I’ll miss you.
Ooo, Jag, who is it? And by the by, all readers of the TCP, Aunt B. wrote the fantastic closing monologue to the show, as well as pretty much all of the Prophecy section. She’s responsible for a pretty big portion of the show, actually. All hail, B!
I love being hailed! Woo hoo!I’m going to try to sneek over to rehearsals one night, just because I’m dying to see how it’s going.
Is Miz Martini Ministry involved in this one?Do they just hands down make fun of my Lord and Savior? It hurts my feelings when people knock Jesus. Maybe I shouldn’t take it so personal but it hurts me widdle heart.
SistaSmiff, The Recovering Baptist is indeed involved. She helped write it and is acting in it.There’s no deliberate mocking of any deities. So, no, no one makes fun of Jesus. Since it’s all based on people’s first-hand experiences, some folks, of course, talk about why they left Christianity, but nothing’s hateful, I don’t think.I am sure some folks are going to come out of it upset or confused. But we were trying to strike a balance between showing that all kinds of different faith communities have similar concerns without suggesting that all faiths are the same, if that makes sense.So, there are some light-hearted moments, but nothing that would really insult people, I don’t think. At least, I hope not.It’s tricky. I do think it’ll upset some folks, but nothing in there is deliberately about upsetting folks.And I think it’s worth it just for the Recovering Baptist’s piece about her father–who isn’t a Christian and her real heartache at how he can’t share in something that’s so important to her.
I had read about this and thought it was the same thing. I want to see. I might have to see if I can swing it. Bet I won’t be able to, but, does wanting to count?!!?!
I have a couple of friends appearing in the show. I didn’t know you wrote(some) of it? Are you the author of this play or some of it? I’ll be attending(health permitting) as well.I’m eager to hear about your involvement with this play.Sharon
SistaSmiff, NO ONE talks smack about Jesus to me and escapes unscathed. Now I’ve got my beef with the baptists, but doggin’ the J will ensure swift and painful retribution. The mantra of the show is "honor all paths." And although, you know, the path to hell is paved with good intentions, you are very cool and I like your website so I think we can accept your "wanting to" as effort enough if you can’t make it.
Lynn has already paid her $$ to Vali and I am totally looking forward to Friday night. Did you know going in what you were going to write about, or did it evolve as you started writing?
If not this weekend, I might have to just do it the next. Acteens Rock! Ok, so they don’t.
John, it was kind of a complex writing process. Most of the interviews were done before I came on board. Then a bunch of us got together and figured out a rough shape for the thing and how we wanted the pieces to fit together. Then we shaped the interviews into vignettes and scenes and monologues. The Recovering Baptist was awesome at that. I learned a great deal from her about how to get something down right to its meaningful meat.
Would you answer my question,B? I’ve been out of the loop, and am eager to hear of your role in this, especially since I have two friends who are acting in this.
Sharon, I don’t mean to be rude, but I just explained my role in it right above your comment.
B,I couldn’t quite follow it all because I am not sure about its inception or even what its about.I guess I’ll find out this weekend if I’m able to go.Sidebar: You have at least two amazing actors in this. Ken and Judy Jackson have been doing theatre for a long time, and they are both a joy to work with. Ken did my first film ever when I was in film school, and Judy was in my first short comedy. (You can see it on Youtube) She is the star as a matchmaker…really over the top funny. I also introudcued Judy to Michael Moore when I brought him to town two years ago. She’s a good liberal!I know if Judy and Ken are in it, it’s a good script.Congrats!Hope to see you this weekend. If not, break a leg.