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This Beautiful City

The Civilians, written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis from interviews by the company, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
Full Length, Documentary Musical
3 men, 3 women (doubling, flexible casting)
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 9780822223832
FEE: Quoted upon application. INSTRUMENTATION: Piano/Vocal, Percussion, Bass, Strings (Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Banjo, Violin.)
THE STORY: THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY investigates the growth of the evangelical movement in Colorado Springs. While The Civilians were conducting interviews with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement and the battle raging over gay marriage, the scandal broke about New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard, which shook the entire city of Colorado Springs, providing the play’s creators with an unprecedented opportunity to capture an important event as it was taking place, and providing the people of Colorado Springs with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns as those events unfolded. THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is a fascinating and timely look at faith and how it affects the American landscape.
“Engaging, inquisitive and evenhanded work of theater about the transformation of an American city and many American lives.” —NY Times. “A fascinating crazy quilt on faith’s role in American life.” —Variety. “An entertaining and thoughtful portrait of a large segment of society.” —NY Post. “Praise the Lord and pass the tape recorder! A lively docudrama with a generosity of spirit.” —Associated Press.