One of the things that was a casualty of my move back to Houston was an opportunity to be the narrator for this Sheila O'Bannon produced play which premiers at 8 PM EDT tonight at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
'The Prodigal' is a fictionalized account of one family's journey to understand and eventually come to accept the transition journey of one of its family members.
The central theme of the play deals with gender identity, and its more often hidden and concealed impacts on our individual family lives as well as the lives of others in the broader community. The purpose of the play, is to draw genuine focus and discussion about the various issues that face those within the GLBTQ community, with a sole purpose to promote civility and acceptance of our individual differences and our common humanity.
When a child searches for answers, his quest unravels a family, a town and his entire world. Could the “Great Almighty” be the only one who can answer his question…
Who am I?
Our goal is not to convey right versus wrong, nor impute a position of morality, but to simply and boldly say, that the table of grace is opened and availed to all by the Heavenly Father, and He alone. This will be an evening of song, drama, comedy, reflection and introspection, challenging the very core of our acquired beliefs.
This musical production is based on a true story by playwright Sheila O’Bannon, along with arrangements by two time Grammy Award winner J.D. Miller and other contributing composers.
A compelling saga, that is a must see; it will change your life forever.
We promise… You’ll Never Be the Same…
And I wish I'd been able to be part of it.
The Prodigal after its June 26 and 27th debut performances at the Whitney Theater will have some performances in Atlanta, with the possibility of ending up on Broadway.
Break a leg, folks. May 'The Prodigal' be a smashing success.