Cotton Patch Gospel has been highly acclaimed by criticsand public alike. This award-winning musical drama is aleg-slappin', toe-tappin', hand-clappin' hoe-down of a storythe retells the Gospels of Matthew and John translatedinto present day Southern vernacular. It brings the far awayplaces of Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem closer to home Atlanta and Valdosta, Georgia. From His birth in aGainesville, Georgia, trailer to His Good Friday lynchingand Easter Sunday victory, the story of Mary Davidson's son,Jesus, is presented musically with zest and uninhibited joy.The musical score is by the late Harry Chapin, founder of'World Hunger Year' and composer of such well known hits as'Cat's in the Cradle' and 'Taxi'. Harry Chapin consideredhimself 'born to write music for Cotton Patch Gospel '.Cotton Patch Gospel is special. It is a rare dramaticpresentation that succeeds in both entertaining us andsharing fresh insight into the Gospel the greatest storyever told.