Carey Dinner Theatre to Present "Cotton Patch Gospel"

Hattiesburg, Miss., June 7, 2012 - Carey Dinner Theatre (CDT) will present “Cotton Patch Gospel” June 14-30 in the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre at William Carey University.

“Cotton Patch Gospel” is the retelling of the Gospel story with country-bluegrass music and set in rural Georgia.  Written by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, the story is based on the popular book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan. Music is by Harry Chapin, his last and perhaps best work.  As the story begins the cast sings “Something’s Brewin’ in Gainesville.”  Other songs include “Mama Is Here,” “Miracle on Stone Mountain,” and “Thank God for Governor Pilate.”  

CDT will present the second production of the summer, “Sing Out, Sweet Land!” July 10-21. 

Corporate sponsor W. A. Warren Asphalt Paving Contractors and co-sponsor Regions Bank support the 37th season of CDT.

The box office opened June 4 and will be open daily except Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. To make reservations call 601-318-6221. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the performance follows. There are no performances on Sundays or Mondays. The ticket price of $29 includes buffet, show, sales tax and program.


(back, left to right) Megan Voorhies of Pineville, La.; Christopher Marshall of Memphis, Tenn.; Carissa Read of Laurel; (front left to right) Kevar Maffitt of Olive Branch; Ben Salters of Vancleave; and (seated) Jason Piglia of Picayune are pictured here during a scene from Carey Dinner Theatre's "Cotton Patch Gospel" which will run June 14-30.