Archive: Cotton Patch Gospel

January 25 – April 28, 2013

Hanover Tavern

Part of Virginia Rep's Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern
Part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival
Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz
Music and lyrics by Harry Chapin
Adapted from the books by Clarence Jordan
Directed by Chase Kniffen
Musical Direction by Drew Perkins

"Cotton Patch Gospel good for the soul
This is a downright fun Southern hoedown and jamboree of the Gospels
You might even cry back in jubilation, 'Hallelujah!'"
Richmond Times-Dispatch

"A family-friendly show with a lively beat
that will keep you entertained throughout!"
Richmond Family Magazine

A joyous, musical adaptation of the Gospels of Matthew and John!
A gem of musical theater, this reverent adaption of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” transplants the story of Jesus into the mid-20th-century American South and considers what might have happened had Jesus been born in Georgia — with Gainesville standing in for Bethlehem, Valdosta for Nazareth and Atlanta as the fateful Jerusalem. A cast of exuberant actors/singers/musicians takes the audience on a fun, foot-stomping and inspiring journey with plenty of places to laugh and cry. Presented with zest and uninhibited joy, Cotton Patch Gospel is sure to be a season favorite, especially if you enjoyed the Smoke on the Mountain trilogy.


Cotton Patch cast performs "foot-stomping songs" at Hanover Habitat for Humanity's 43rd home dedication.
The Mechanicsville Local

A musical welcoming at recent Habitat for Humanity dedication
The Herald Progress

Show Sponsor

In addition to our season sponsors, Cotton Patch Gospel is funded by Union First Market Bank.
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