The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)
- Runs through August 11, 2013
This production is a parody of the most well-known book ever written. The stories will be told or acted out quite different from those you may remember from your days in Sunday School class. The cast is made up of three very talented men performing vaudeville or improv, you decide. Either way it is hilarious and will have you laughing from opening act to the end.
The set is an old cathedral church with a beautiful stained window. At first glance the show looks like it will be a quiet and reverent church service. But as soon as the show opens, you realize this could not be further from the truth. Hold on to your seat and get ready for a “spiritual awakening”. And don’t worry, if you don’t know your Bible, many references are included from current headline news.
Can the entire Bible be explored in just under two hours? When you give this challenge to three zany, kooky actors, it is a very doable goal. All three play numerous characters, including women and pull this off perfectly. Although at one point in the show they do recruit members of the audience to help complete Noah’s Ark. Ok, the entire audience gets involved. At times you might forget that it is only three cast members telling this story.
Just like the Bible this productions makes no exceptions of persons. Everyone is included regardless of race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and religious beliefs. Scott Zenreich fits so well into each of his characters and wins the audience affections and support in every scene. He never breaks character, even when caught off guard by a male “admirer”. Every character is brought to life in his hands, regardless of gender or beliefs.
Brandon Murphy seems to be the sanest of this cast, but only by a small margin. He is somewhat straight edge and level headed for most of the production. He is the one who keeps the production moving forward and focused, well as focused as you can be when presenting such a fast-paced and crazy storyline. But don’t get me wrong, his facial expressions really make a point, just in case you miss it.
Luke Longacre comes off as the king of improvisation. As a woman, architect or a Wiseman he doesn’t seem to have a script, he appears to speak from his…..well ok, off the cuff. His one-liners and long speeches are quick witted.
This is one church service where you will not be falling asleep. If you do, you might wake up to find that you are caught up in a flood.
For more information or to make reservations, contact the box office at (817) 923-3012.
Tickets $30.00 adults/$25.00 Seniors/$15.00 Students
120 S Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104