Roane State brings back 2001 cast for Cotton Patch Gospel show

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Roane State Community College is bringing back the 2001 cast for a performance of the musical “Cotton Patch Gospel.”
The show, based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan, features Jesus, who is born in Gainesville, Ga., in an abandoned trailer behind a motel and grows up in Valdosta.
In the musical, Herod is a jealous mayor of Atlanta and the Sermon on the Mount is given on Stone Mountain.
And in the bitter end, Jesus is lynched by local thugs.
The music for the show was written by famed musician and songwritier Harry Chapin before he died in an automobile accident in 1981.
Performances are Thursday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Roane County campus.
Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Original Roane State cast members Jessica Humphrey, Brian and Amanda Bacon and Amanda Peavyhouse will perform.