Shorter College to present “Godspell” April 20-25
April 17, 2010 - The Shorter College Department of Theatre will present “Godspell” April 20 through April 25 inside the college’s Callaway Theatre.
Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, “Godspell” is one of the biggest Off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. It was groundbreaking in its unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
“ Since its first production in 1971, ‘Godspell’ has seen several revivals, a film production and countless regional, community and educational productions,” said David Nisbet, assistant professor of theatre at Shorter College and director of “Godspell.”
“The story begins with Jesus’ baptism by John and ends withHis crucifixion. Between, we are treated to a new look at the teachings of Jesus and the major events in His life. Through it all we are given a refreshing new perception of Christ and His story that is first bemusing, then exhilarating and ultimately irresistible. ‘Godspell’ is not so much a retelling of the story of Christ as it is a theatrical celebration of it. ‘Godspell’ can be an intensely personal experience for the audience and everyone involved in the production.”
The cast of “Godspell” runs through a scene in Shorter’s Callaway Theatre.
Students making up the cast in this production include Amy Alford, Jonathan Altman, Jamel Booth, Sarah Brackett, Emily Duke, Vandi Enzor, Aerial Gill, Laura Lee Gill, John Mark Jernigan, Christopher Lewis, Elizabeth MacDonell, Koby Parker, Sean Penalber, Hannah Strickland, Zack Vandever and Christopher Vizurraga.
The show starts nightly at 7:30 p.m. beginning on April 20 and continuing through April 24. A Sunday matinee is planned for 2 p.m. on April 25. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for senior adults and students. For tickets, call the Shorter College Box Office at 706-233-7288.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. Online courses are also available. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.