The Savannah Disputation
date. June, 2017
credits. Evan Smith
“WHEN BELIEFS COLLIDE”
The Savannah Disputation was part of a pair of staged readings and discussion about the clash of beliefs within a faith culture.
Two elderly sisters forget all about southern charm when a young door-to-door evangelist comes knocking. This theological comedy blends sharpness of wit and depth of character, while telling a story in which a crisis of faith arises when seemingly similar beliefs are discovered to be worlds apart. The play premiered in New York City in 2009.
WHAT’S A “PODPLAY”?
A 9th Hour “PodPlay” is what we’ve branded as our staged readings in the past, a stationary performance of a play in a bar, café, gallery, church, or other similar venue, in which we’re able to move in and out in the same day. A “PodPlay” is therefore typically an evening in an intimate setting or cozy venue (sometimes with food and drink for purchase or provided by us) while actors perform a play in the style of a staged reading, followed by a facilitated discussion with interesting guests about the themes and questions from the play.
CARE BALDWIN (Melissa) | ELLEN MANCHEE (Margaret) | DAVID PLOUFFE (Father Murphy) | SANDY WYNNE (Mary)