The Christ Church Players proudly present their annual summer show, a production of “Smoke on the Mountain” on August 24 and 25th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
This production tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, the family members “witness” – telling stories about important events in their lives. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.
Tickets are available for $10 through the church office at 770-447-1188. For more information, see the website at www.ccnorcross.org.
This production is also in honor of the year long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross August, 1978, in the home of the former Mayor, Gary Cobb. Since that start, the congregation has grown to more than 300 families with over 30 different ministries.