Mustard Seed Theatre presents An Almost Holy Picture
St. Louis, MO, February 3, 2009 - Mustard Seed Theatre presents the second show of its 2008-2009 season: An Almost Holy Picture, by Heather McDonald, which runs March 6 – 15 at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre. An Almost Holy Picture chronicles the faith journey of a former pastor, Samuel Gentle. Now working as a gardener, Samuel’s poetic, angry, hopeful and heartfelt revelations explore a living relationship with God. Resident Artist Gary Wayne Barker plays this “divinely touched” yet grief-stricken groundskeeper who, through a bizarre string of incidences, is impacted in profound and mysterious ways.
Mustard Seed Theatre, inspired by Artistic Director Deanna Jent and Resident Artists Gary Wayne Barker, Adam Flores, Kelley Ryan, Michael Sullivan and Leslie Wobbe, works in residence at Fontbonne University. The theatre’s mission is “to explore our relationship with God and our ethical responsibility to the world.” Last season, Mustard Seed Theatre’s production of Remnant garnered six Kevin Kline Nominations and took home two awards for Outstanding Set Design and Outstanding Lighting Design. This year, Mustard Seed Theatre’s production of Smoke on the Mountain garnered Kevin Kline Award nominations for Colleen Backer for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical and Christopher Hickey for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical. Mustard Seed Theatre’s performance of Measure for Measure won Best Shakespeare Play in the Riverfront Time’s Best Of 2008 Issue.
An Almost Holy Picture performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays at the Fontbonne University Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building at 6800 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton. Post-show discussions will follow each performance. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, pastors and seminary students. The March 13th performance will be "Pay What You Can Or Pay With A Can" with proceeds donated to local food pantries. For ticket information, call the Mustard Seed Theatre office at 314-719-8060 or visit www.mustardseedtheatre.com.