Patriarchs and Penises - Sam Singleton (Plymouth)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CJ's Brewing Company, 14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth Township, MI, View Map
Presented by Roger Scott Jackson, AKA Brother Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist
Join us for "Patriarchs and Penises" with Sam Singleton! CFI–Michigan is pleased to co-host this event with the Michigan Skeptics Association.
In Act I Brother Sam recounts a hair-raising childhood among "tongues-speaking, snake-handling, frothing-at-the-mouth holy rollers from the Ozarks" and his subsequent reversion to the "natural atheistic state into which we all are born," before concluding with a mercilessly satiric deconstruction of the role of God in American life. Act II has Brother Sam teaching a "biblically accurate but somewhat irreverent" Sunday school class in which he details the symbolic use of penises throughout the Bible. The play contains a dizzying number of provocative ideas expressed in language which, if not exactly of the everyday variety, is remarkable in its clarity and authenticity. That Brother Sam crams so many laughs into so much substance is what makes Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist, "Patriarchs and Penises" an experience like no other.
This event is Co-Sponsored with Michigan Skeptics! See below for ticket information.
About the Speaker
Writer-actor Roger Scott Jackson’s Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist is a comedic character, not a comedian. His shows are best described as one-man theater pieces. Those with strong views on the existence or nonexistence of God may see what he does as activism, though he insists his aim is simply to get some stuff off his chest: “Somebody else, who had to deal with snake-handling tongues-speakers as a child, might become a homicidal maniac or a teacher at a Bible college. I talk to the world’s most astute ticket-buyers.” He adds, “Though Brother Sam is not strictly autobiographical, he is fabricated from my own experience, which is to say, I start by telling the truth, then heap on lies.”
Before Mr. Jackson became a full-time writer-actor, he worked at dozens of jobs, among them: shoeshine boy, fish gutter, taxi driver, copy writer, reporter, and teacher (English, speech, debate). In 2007, Mr. Jackson wrote Patriarchs and Penises and began performing in the Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist persona. In the years since, he has appeared in hundreds of towns across America.
Learn more about "Brother Sam" at SamSingleton.com.
Cost: $10 in advance: buy tickets here / $15 day of show
Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342