Cotton Patch Gospel
Written by Tom Key and Russell Treyz
A gem of musical theater, Cotton Patch Gospel adapts Clarence Jordan’s “Cotton Patch” versions of the gospels of Matthew and John for the stage, transplanting the story of Jesus into the mid-20th-century American South and considering 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. This perennial favorite plows new ground with an all-new cast and is co-produced with Third Coast Productions and Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
*For all ages.
“Cotton Patch Gospel is the musical that asks: Would the people of today’s world know a savior if they saw him? … the underlying message is spiritual … it’s deeply moving … ”
– Atlanta Journal-Constitution