"Do you ever find yourself thinking, while
half-watching some cookie-cutter sitcom or cable babble-fest, that there must be
a better way to spend your evening?
"There is. It's called Studio Roanoke. It awaits you in unassuming but cozy
premises in the heart of downtown Roanoke. It's theater that's not only live but
lively; theater that not only entertains but can wipe winter's cobwebs right out
of the ol' cranium."
-- Jeff DeBell in The Roanoke Times
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The New Testament
February 9-20, 2011
In cyberspace, a few
grainy videos depict a charismatic healer, lay preacher, and budding Internet
phenomenon. Is the man a charlatan, or...something else? A young researcher
travels to the Virginia mountains to make a name for himself and to uncover the
truth about the famous Bobby Pence.
Adult content, including strong
language and brief nudity.
Written and Directed by Kenley Smith
Characters / Cast
Nate Scribner ...
Maggie Thaxton ...
Lester Atkinson ... Steve Glassbrenner
... Stevie Holcomb
Harleigh Pence ... Paul Stober
Stripper ... Crystal Thompson
Mr. Alderman's erotic body double ... Ben R. Williams
Producing Artistic Director: Kenley Smith
Resident Designer: Jason "Blue" Herbert
Scenic Construction: Jason "Blue" Herbert
Resident Stage Manager: Rachel Linkous
Stage Manager: Will Coleman
Technical Production Assistant: Anna Nichols
Dramaturg: Maryke Barber
Our Corporate Sponsors: 101.5 FM The Music Place, Playwright's Lab at
Hollins University, Roanoke Times/ Roanoke.com, Audiotronics, City Magazine, and
New City Media
Special Thanks to: Ginger Poole, Mill Mountain Theatre, Catherine Leonard,
Rachel Linkous, Z Studio Framing and all of our wonderful volunteers!