The Greatest Lesson in History Retold

A wise man once said that he who fails to remember history is deemed to repeat it… And that’s the core message in Bluff City Theater’s final play in a 2018 Season dedicated to the theme of Faith.  The Cotton Patch Gospel by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music by Harry Chapin, is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan.  A modern-day retelling of the life of Jesus, the story set in rural Georgia portrays the governor of the state as Herod.  To understand why Jordan felt he needed to update…

Welcome Back to the Raft, Tom and Huck!

  At the end of his classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain wrote: So endeth this chronicle. It being strictly a history of a BOY, it must stop here; the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a MAN. When one writes a novel about grown people, he knows exactly where to stop — that is, with a marriage; but when he writes of juveniles, he must stop where he best can.  Someday it may seem worthwhile to take up the story of the younger ones again and see what sort of men…

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