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COTTON PATCH GOSPEL

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM LIMELIGHT THEATRE REVIEW St. Augustine’s staged its final offering of 2016 with the opening of the musical “” on December 1. Tom Key and Russell Treyz wrote the book; Harry Chapin wrote the music and lyrics. The play debuted in 1981, just after the death of Chapin in an auto accident. The play is a contemporary retelling in two acts of the story of the life of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew with a slight update: the story is set in modern times in rural Georgia. The …

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The Miss Firecracker Contest – theatre review

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened the month of March with a bang with its revival production of ‘s “.” Henley is best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning play, “,” a play written in 1978 that is still widely done by community theatres all over the country. Ms. Henley has written almost twenty plays, with the first six set in the South. She is also a successful screenwriter, and was the author of the film adaptations for the plays mentioned above. This show was done in the Jacksonville area in 1985 at River City Playhouse. The cast included , , …

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october, 2021

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