The Texas Shakespeare Festival Foundation will sponsor a special performance of “The Book of Luke” March 24-30 as a fundraiser for the foundation.
Two evening performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, and Saturday, March 30, with five matinee performances set for 2 p.m. on March 24, 27, 28, 29 and 30.
All performances will be in the Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.
The production, directed by Raymond Caldwell, founder and artistic director of the TSF, is a dramatic performance of more than half of the Book of Luke, taken directly from the New International Version of the Bible.
Two professional actors, Meaghan Sullivan from Chicago, and Matthew Simpson from Minneapolis, will perform the scriptures from memory in this 80-minute production.
"Both Meaghan and Matthew were popular members of the TSF acting company and quickly endeared themselves to festival patrons," Caldwell said. "They are delighted to be returning to Kilgore for this special production to help the festival raise funds for its 2013 season."
The performance will include portrayals of characters in Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, teachings, miracles, crucifixion and resurrection, including many of Jesus’ parables, including “The Prodigal Son” and “The Good Samaritan” which appear only in the Book of Luke, as well as one story from The Book of Matthew.
Tickets are $25 each. For groups of 25 or more, admission is $20. All seats are reserved.
For reservations, call 903-983-8119 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.
All tickets will be held at the theater and may be picked up at the Will Call table one hour before curtain.