Messiah on the Frigidaire
by John Culbertson
24th September - 2nd October 2010
~ Directed by Andy Lee ~

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The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight, when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery by Lou Ann Hightower, her husband Dwayne, and her best friend Betsy, sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce.

When the National Investigator turns the appearance into front page headlines, their trailer park becomes a mecca for miracle seekers, soul searchers and disciples with a decidedly political agenda.

At the urging of the towns business leaders, Betsy pretends to get messages from the appliance-based apparition, and the crowds multiply like loaves and fishes.

Through the ordeal, the three undergo an evolution in their relationships with each other, and they are forced to come to grips with their lowly status in the caste system of the rural south. In a region where religion is as much a part of life as grits and cotton fields, God surely moves in mysterious ways.

Cast
Ros BarnesLou Ann Hightower
Jeff DavisDwayne Hightower
Kate AyresBetsy Gridley
Paul MortonLarry Williamson
Barry LeeRev.Cecil Hodges
Loretta FreemanWoman
Sinclair DavisBoy
Crew
Claudia McKelyeProduction Secretary
Claudia McKelveyStage Manager
Ken AllfordLights
Tony MasonSound
Karen StephensProps
Carol MonzeglioPrompt

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Maggie Smith