Next Production at Ragtown Gospel Theater Begins June 14
Local theater makes changes in performance schedule
Published May 28, 2011 @ 2:32 p.m.
According to the Ragtown Theater web site, the venue is making a significant change in their performance schedule. In Chip Polk’s blog he explains, “Since we opened the theater in 2007, Ragtown’s shows have been staged for 13 weeks, but beginning with “Abraham’s Promise” our productions will be staged for only 5 weekends.”
“Abraham’s Promise” will begin June 14th, and close on July 23rd. The theater will be closed for Independence Day weekend.
“Five weekends, with two performances every weekend, for a total of 10 performances of each play means we need to ‘pack the house’ for every performance,” Polk explained. “ We will be working hard to be sure the shows are well publicized, but more than ever, we will be counting on the people who have been so faithful to bring groups from churches from all across West Texas and eastern New Mexico.”
The newest production at Ragtown “Abraham’s Promise,” tells the story of the “beginnings of the Promise, upon which our present hope is founded. The steadfast faith of Abraham and the innocent trust of Isaac bring a new understanding of how precious the finished work of Jesus is for those who are in Christ. This powerful, bittersweet, funny, and profound story will open your eyes to the great complexity of God's plan to reconcile fallen man to God, which can be fully explained with just one word…Love. Experience the amazement of that Love as you discover that you are the fulfillment of Abraham's Promise.
In addition to the schedule change, the theater is introducing the Ragtown Gospel Band. The group will provide the hour of gospel music that precedes each dramatic performance. Previously, Chip Polk presented solo gospel music during this time. The group will feature eight vocalists singing with Polk with instrumentalists furnishing accompaniment. To make reservations for one of the 10 performances of “Abraham’s Promise,” go to www.ragtown.com or call 1-877-RAGTOWN. Performances are Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 3:00 p.m.