Lakeland Theatre will deliver plenty of laughs when the university stages "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" on Nov. 8-11.
The play is a humorously irreverent romp through the Old and New Testament told in an improvisational way, covering the Bible's greatest hits courtesy of authors Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.
Performances are in the Bradley Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. Purchase tickets at the box office before the performance or online at Lakeland.edu/theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and over and $5 for non-Lakeland students.
"This is the perfect show for people who need a break from life or a good belly laugh," said Lakeland Theatre Director Charlie Krebs. "This show definitely doesn't take itself too seriously, and helps us poke a little fun at ourselves."
The show opens in the rafters as we hear God creating the universe. From Genesis, God hands it off to a troupe of players who show you things you never noticed before in the Bible. Who knew Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and friends were so funny? Did you know the Three Wise Men brought Baby Jesus baseball gloves? Or that the Angel Gabriel competed in a pro wrestling matchup?
The performance will feature some audience participation, along with music snippets from The Beatles, The Carpenters, "Frozen" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."
The cast includes: Abby Kelly, Chloe Skibinski, Connor Siemers, Dustin Holmer, Megan Sullivan, Melissa Reise, Nick Myers Olson, Rachel Ulatowski, Thomas Duckert, Yuki Hampton and Zachary Mock.