One More Chance to catch "The Prayer List"
My family and I were part of the audience that enjoyed the performance of "The Prayer List" last night at the Joselyn Center (formerly the Camelot Theatre).
The play is a series of (seemingly) unconnected monologues delivered by several actors, all representing a different aspect of West Virginia culture - the good, the bad, and the underbelly. It made for a fun and funny hour, and congratulations to the cast for making the most of each part. It's not easy to create a character witout the usual props, with virtually no set and no other actors to interact with - but these performers did a great job.
The cast includes Dwight Slappe, Melissa Langham, Tressa Preston, Karah Markins, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy and Mike Murdock. (But be warned, that Murdock has a potty mouth on him.)
"The Prayer List" was written by local playwright Jon Joy, and it's also his entry in Charleston's FestivALL. If you missed last night's show, you have one more chance to catch it - there will be a performance at the Clay Center in Charleston Sunday at 4:00 p.m.