MBU Theatre presents “Cotton Patch Gospel” March 3-5

Missouri Baptist University’s theatre department will be performing the greatest story ever retold March 3-5 in the Pillsbury Chapel & Dale Williams Fine Arts Center. 

“The Cotton Patch Gospel” is a family-friendly musical based on the book “Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” written by Clarence Jordan in the 1960s. The story is a retelling of the life of Jesus from the perspective of modern-day Georgia and is filled with references to food and biblical humor.  

“The Cotton Patch Gospel is a dynamic and heartwarming version of the Gospel of Matthew through the lens of the 1950s south complete with 10 actors and a live bluegrass band,”said MBU director of theatre Joy Powell. “We are thrilled to bring it to campus and give our audience the chance to see the ‘greatest story ever re-told.'”

Seating is limited and a sell out is anticipated. Tickets can be purchased through mbuboxoffice.com or by visiting the main campus special events office. 

$10 General Admission
$8 Seniors (65+)/Non-MBU Students
$7.50 MBU Faculty and Staff
$2.50 MBU Students (limit 2 per valid ID)

Special rates are available to groups of 10 or more; please email kaseycox@mobap.edu for more information.