The Savannah Disputation
The Catholic faith of two elderly sisters is rocked after a visit from a young evangelist. To fight back, the women invite the missionary and their unsuspecting parish priest to a truly devilish dinner party, where they stage a theological showdown in this all-out questioning of religious faith and belief.
The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith runs August 3 through September 4, 2011 in the Keating Theatre. Buy tickets now! Or call our box office at 941.366.9000.
Director | Kate Alexander
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen
Stage Manager | Will Willoughby
Scenic Designer | April Soroko
Costume Designer | April Soroko
Lighting Designer | David M. Upton
Mary | Lisa McMillan*
Melissa | Lindsey Wochley*
Margaret | Susan Greenhill*
Father Murphy | Sheffield Chastain*
“Theatergoers will leave FST’s Keating Theatre with a clearer understanding of both evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics, and surely with big smiles on their faces. It’s simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking.” -Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“...savagely funny” - SCENE Magazine
“highly entertaining” - Sarasota Magazine
“As humorous as it is seriously engaging...” - TotalTheatre.com.
Kate Alexander calls it a "dogma-eat-dogma" world in "The Savannah Disputation." Click here to read an interview with the director and FST's Associate Director, Ms. Alexander.
Playwright Evan Smith was living in Savannah during the 2002 midterm elections.
Missionaries in theatrical works are not a "new idea." Read more about other missionaries in musicals like "Guys & Dolls" and "Anything Goes."