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REVIVAL

When: April 2-May 7 2017

REVIVALAnnual camp meetings and tent revivals were "the spiritual pinnacle of the year" in Appalachia, writes scholar Michael Ferber, "and participants [worshipped] with both greater enthusiasm and less restraint than in their home churches." That's the case in Ward Theatre Company's new theatrical work, a "cultural and musical collage" in which the jubilance and fervor of a mountain tent revival in 1959 is flipped into rap, rhythm and blues, and gospel songs to explore what director Wendy Ward calls the passion that comes through movement and music. "It's a very fresh piece," Ward says, "with a fresh perspective." For a truly immersive experience, choose the opening matinee fundraiser, which comes with a Southern picnic dinner with the cast after the show. —Byron Woods 

Price: $25 ($50 for fundraiser)

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