88th Heaven Bound

Nov 9, 2018
Fri, Nov 97pm – 9:30pm
General Admission$15 adv
Children/Students$10 adv
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Pastor John Foster, Senior Pastor, Big Bethel AME Church, invites you to come and celebrate the 88th production of the longest-running play in North America. Bring the entire family for this wonderful morality play and enjoy an evening of spiritual songs and devilish shenanigans.

An article in Time magazine dated August 10, 1931, stated the following, 'This is the import of almost every Negro spiritual; it is the import of a morality play called Heaven Bound which has made its appearance in Atlanta, performed by the choirs of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. First wide public to hear about Heaven Bound was the theatrical world. Theatre Guild Magazine for August called it "the first great American folk drama" and said: "It should and probably will make Georgia an American Oberammergau."Recalling the power of The Green Pastures, a Negro religion play written by a white man (Time, March 10, 1930), observers hastened to inspect a genuine all-Negro product of the same kind, produced for religious instead of commercial purposes. Last week in Atlanta was given the 31st performance of Heaven Bound. Its conflict is the effort of the Devil to catch pilgrims on their way to Heaven. Heaven Bound was performed publicly for the first time at the Atlanta City Auditorium in October 1930.'

This event takes place at:
Big Bethel AME Church
220 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303



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