The Issaquah, WA-based theatre company will stage Saint Heaven as the opening production of its 2008-2009 season. Running Sept. 17-Nov. 23, Saint Heaven features a country, gospel and R&B-tinged score with music and lyrics by Keith Gordon and a book by Martin Casella.
Originally developed through the company's Village Originals series, Saint Heaven is based on Steven Lyons novel "The Gift of Tongues."
"Set in the quaint town of Saint Heaven, Kentucky in 1957, this beautiful new musical," press notes state, "tells the soulful story of a young doctor as he returns home to settle his father's affairs and confront the past. Upon his return, he comes face to face with the friends and family he left behind, and encounters a young female preacher with a special spiritual gift. As their journey unfolds, they come together to learn the power of faith, courage, and acceptance."
Casting and creative duties for Saint Heaven will be announced shortly.
Saint Heaven will play the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah Sept. 17-Oct. 26 and move to the Everett Performing Arts Center Oct. 31-Nov. 23. The Village Theatre season also includes Beauty and the Beast, The Importance of Being Earnest, Stunt Girl and Show Boat.
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