ASU THEATRE & DANCE PRESENTS 

THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS 

DIRECTED BY BRIAN K. MARTIN 

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY LEWIS WEBB 

CHOREOGRAPHY BY JAMES ATKINSON 

Tuesday, November 19 – Friday, November 22, 2019 ~ 7:00pm 

Leila Barlow Theatre ~ Tullibody Fine Arts Complex  

            A crowd-pleasing gospel musical with a classic twist returns to the Alabama State University Theatre stage! Having made its premiere here in 1993, The Gospel at Colonus will be staged as a part of the 2019 homecoming lineup and promises to delight attendees just as it did in its first run. The cast of actors, singers, and dancers are led by Mr. Brian Martin, interim chair for the Department of Theatre, who serves as director and teams up with Mr. Lewis Webb, Director of Choral Music at Trenholm State College. Dynamic choreography by Mr. James Atkinson, coordinator for the BFA Dance Program, highlights the brightest among Dance majors.  

            The Gospel at Colonus tells the powerfully redemptive story of Oedipus who is Sophocles’ tragic hero in the classical Greek trilogy. Having a life full of prophetic twists and turns that lead to devastation, this final season in his life story is both heart-wrenching and inspiring at the same time. “I’ve always been captured by the imagined but all too close to reality this character, Oedipus, goes through,” says Martin. “I’m so honored to introduce it to yet another generation of Theatre & Dance students. It’s a gospel musical and classic all at the same time.”

This is an epic production you don’t want to miss. Join us November 19-22 at 7pm nightly. Tickets may be purchased online a tickertreturn.com or at the ASU Hornet Stadium box office. For more information, contact Mrs. Stephanie Provitt at (334) 229 – 6929 or via email at sprovitt@alasu.edu.

Schedules

  • Occurred Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurred Friday, November 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm