Armed with a mission to produce works of hope, reconciliation and redemption and works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose, Provision Theater Company is proud to launch its 2013-2014 season with ‘Red Letter Jesus,’ a deeply moving new show of Jesus’ words from the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke performed with an original multimedia presentation, including stunning videography captured throughout Israel and Jordan. The production will run September 6 through October 13 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.
Red Letter Jesus stars Atlanta-based actor Brad Sherrill. He was selected by Atlanta Magazine in 2000 as Atlanta’s Best Dramatic Actor and by Creative Loafing (another Atlanta publication) in 2001 as Atlanta’s Best Actor. He has performed in over 20 productions at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre and is an Artistic Associate for the Georgia Shakespeare Theatre where he has acted in 50 productions over 24 seasons. Red Letter Jesus had its theatrical premiere at the Theatre in the Square (Atlanta, 2012) and is currently on a U.S. tour.
Sherrill devotes eight months of the year to the ongoing U.S. tour of his faith-based theater work. Red Letter Jesus, which includes an original visual presentation from Israel and Jordan created by his collaborator and multimedia designer Mark Hickman, is Sherrill’s third live theatrical offering based on biblical texts. Sherrill has performed The Gospel of John over 600 times, including a run off-Broadway. He also recently premiered his original adaptation of Prophets, based on the texts of Isaiah and Jeremiah, at Georgia Shakespeare (Atlanta, 2010.)
If you’ve ever wondered what it would have been like to be a first century follower of Jesus Christ and what it would have been like to hear his words first hand, this is a must-see show where you will experience the parables, the teachings and the journey through Sherrill’s mesmerizing performance.
Provision Theater ticket prices range from $10 to $32 and include free parking. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off of the same ticket type.
Provision Theater Company has celebrated numerous Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for their critically-acclaimed productions of SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, COTTON PATCH GOSPEL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE, THE FOREIGNER, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and BEAST ON THE MOON. Other highly praised productions include: SHAW VS CHESTERTON: THE DEBATE, FISH EYES, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, BONHOEFFER’S COST, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, GODSPELL, SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, and THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
For tickets visit Provision Theater online or call the box office at 312.455.0066.