Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Theater: The Amen Corner

When: Fri., Jan. 13, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 14, 8 p.m., Sun., Jan. 15, 3 p.m., Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Sun., Jan. 22, 3 p.m., Thu., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m. 2012

James Baldwin's The Amen Corner — a 1955 drama turned Broadway musical in later years — hasn't had much glory with popularity. But before you go thinking it's just a script of rigorous religious standards associated with life in the Bible belt, think again. This little churchy number hits close to home for anyone who has ever found themselves hating. Now that On Q Productions is reviving the spiritual saga, "hallelujahs" are even in order. The plot revolves around Sister Margaret's (played by Terry Henry) double whammy of downs. Not only has her dying ex-husband showed up to make amends with her, but he's influencing her son with his craft for music. All this, and the church folk are questioning her authority as she begins to practice what she sure as hell ain't preachin'.

Anita Overcash

Price: $17-$22


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