The Glory Man
Oct 1st, 2010 - Nov 21st, 2010
by Dennis Hassell
Directed by Robert Smyth
Music Complied, Arranged, and Directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Old Rupe Antonio Johnson
Rupe Bryan Barbarin
Gus Keith Jefferson
Clarence Rick Meads
Velma Adrian Blount
Barney / Little Clarence Avery Solsbak
Faith / Bean Alexis Rae Tenney
Jan / Horace / Others Doug Waldo
Carrick / Others Mike Sears
Lula / Others Cashae Monya
Sammy Walters Matthew Meads
Jack / Millard / Others Jason Heil
Robert / Others Jesse Abeel
Florence Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Rev. Modret Robert Smyth
Becky / Others Caitie Grady
Marjorie / Linda / Others Cynthia Peters Gerber
Grandma / Betty / Others Kerry Meads
Jack / Millard / Others - Understudy replacement Cris O'Bryon
Scenic Design Mike Buckley
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Lighting Design Nate Parde
Properties Design Michael McKeon
Choreographer Colleen Kollar Smith
Stage Manager Maria Mangiavellano
Sound Design Deborah Gilmour Smyth
George Wheeler
Audio Master Patrick J. Duffy
"BEST BET! Should not be missed!"
- Charlene Baldridge ( )
"A story that should be told! Clarence Jordan was a genuine American hero, but he’s not known by many. Lamb’s Players’ excellent world premiere should help remedy that. What gives the play even more emotional heft is the gospel score, rendered beautifully."
- Don Braunagel ( )
"BEST BET! A juicy slice of history and an inspiring affirmation of faith! A striking, highly theatrical production, under the imaginative direction of Robert Smyth. Mike Buckley’s set is a magical creation, and an impressive cast of 17 creates over 40 characters and gorgeously sings gospel numbers that punctuate the action."
- Pat Laurner ( )
"CRITIC'S CHOICE! Lamb's Players Theatre and director Robert Smyth roll out a production that feels rooted in the soil and soul of the civil-rights-era South. A mix of homespun humor and spiritual heft goes to the heart of Dennis Hassell's gospel-laced drama."
- James Hebert ( San Diego Union-Tribune )