A North Shore Church will present 110 In The Shade this weekend through July 25th the play was written by N. Richard Nash with music and lyrics by Tom Jones and Harry Schmidt. . Blake Harris is director of Leap of Faith Productions.
Times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 at St. Lukes United Methodist Church. Harris says the cast is made up a diverse group of actors.
110 In The Shade is based on Nash’s 1954 play The Rainmaker. It focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest and her relationships with the local sheriff and a charismatic con man, posing as a rainmaker. Following the success of The Fantastics, the project was the composing team’s first for Broadway. The original score was almost operatic in scope and when the show’s running time proved to be too long, the creative team began trimming numbers, eventually discarding nearly as many as were heard in the finished product.
St. Luke United Methodist has been producing musicals for the past 16 years. The church is located at 3210 Signal Way, Chattanooga.
The program was begun for the community and was started by Becky Bradford.
Harris first directed Bye Bye Birdie for the church.
He is a women’s studies major with a minor in theatre at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. For more information on 110 In The Shade or the production company of St. Lukes United Methodist Church call 423-877-6447.
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