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 satiric Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist is a comedic character, not a comedian. His shows are best described as one-man theater pieces with audience participation. The 2012 premiere of Cats, Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists, Believers and Preachers marked his fifth work in as many years.

Those with strong views on the existence or nonexistence of God may see what Brother Sam 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.”

Roger Scott Jackson has worked as a fish-gutter, bartender, reporter, and English teacher: “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. Of course, like Brother Sam, I do happen to be an atheist.”

Additional Details

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Cost: $10 in advance: buy tickets here / $15 day of show

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342