April 17 – 18 & 24 – 25
See the fully staged premiere of “John Coffey Refuses to Save the World” in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at MOSH. The play features an original script by local playwright, poet, and radio host Al Letson, is directed by Michelle Simkulet, and is presented by The 5 & Dime. John Coffey (the character from the movie “The Green Mile”) with his friends Bagger Vance (“The Legend of Bagger Vance”), Mother Abigail (“The Stand”) and god (“Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty”) sit in a waiting room that is a Purgatory of a sorts for black fictitious characters. The small group patiently waits for someone to watch their movies so they can go off to work. In a fit of defiance John refuses to go and thus upsets the balance of the universe. John Coffey Refuses to Save the World while he asks the question, are we destined to play the roles we’ve been cast? Pre-show reception starts at 7 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
This original script by local playwright, poet, and radio host Al Letson will have its fully staged Jacksonville premiere, presented by The 5 & Dime and directed by Michelle Simkulet.