Warren Players’ production is Thursday-Sunday at Struthers

What would draw together actors, musicians, crew and staff — from a high school junior to a youthful 79 year-old? A good old-fashioned story with an unconventional delivery and great music! Godspell will be on stage at the historic Struthers Library Theatre this Thursday through Saturday, May 4-6, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 7.

The narrative is taken from the Gospel of Matthew and parables are presented with humor and insight into human nature. Storytelling styles range from slapstick to drama and portray the developing relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples as they try to absorb a message of love and forgiveness — and understand how that might look in everyday life.

Not much into religious discourse? Then come just for the fun of it. You will feel right at home as we lean into a posture of approaching life with gratitude and loving kindness. Enjoy the nostalgia of revisiting the 70s with songs like “Day by Day,” “On the Willows,” “By My Side” and the iconic “All Good Gifts.” Marinate in a plethora of musical styles: soft shoe, quiet folk, quasi-burlesque and good ole’ rock n’ roll.

Take a moment out of your busy schedule to pause and reflect: “All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above…” Then dust off that polyester outfit you haven’t worn in 40 years and join Warren Players for a night of joyful inspiration.

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