The Word

solo performance · done and done · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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Reverend Johnson is the pastor and founder of the First Church of the Holy Homeboy; he has translated the Bible so that you too can understand all that “who for art thou” sh-… uh… stuff. The Reverend is on a mission to bring the word to whomever he can, whereever he can, be it the lady at the laundromat, the drunk at the bar, or the big booty freaks at the club. He really likes the club. And now the Reverend has written a letter to the parole board on behalf of LeShaun, which confuses LeShaun, because the Reverend hates him. LeShaun’s release sends both men on a journey towards each other, as they try to reconcile the past with the present, and settle some old business.

From the creative forces behind such award winning fringe shows as “Cookie and the Monster,” “Definition of Man,” “Lamprey: Weekend of Vengeance,” and “Easy Targets” comes the hilarious and heartwarming adventure of Reverend Johnson and LeShaun. “The Word” was born in the late night show “Serial Killers” at Sacred Fools in 2012, and has now been adapted into a one man show. So come enjoy a Tanqueray and tonic and let the Rev give you the word. And don’t worry, if you get confused, LeShaun will be more than happy to explain, because, you see, what had happened was…

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victor isaac *

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jj mayes *

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corey klemow *

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* Fringe Veteran


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