Look at what’s happening in our country. Is there a better time to talk about race? How about laugh about it? Laugh at our similarities. Laugh about our differences. And acknowledge the words of our Savior…
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
The world is longing to see it. They don’t know how to do it. The church can lead the way. The Bold and The Sanctified II takes a hilarious look at two Pastors trying to do just that.
This comedy chronicles the struggles a black Pastor and white Pastor face when they combine their congregations for financial reasons. Racial conflict and tension ensue from the very beginning. From the choir to the pulpit to even the ushers – EVERYTHING is hilariously affected by the union.
The question that looms the entire play:
“Can They Make It Work?”
It’s wildly funny, insanely musical, and addressing a topic everybody is talking about right now!!
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A noble but passive man, he’s witty, fun, likable and has high hopes for his church that have rarely been met. The pressure to be like or better than his father (who was also a Pastor) is self-imposed. His preoccupation with the church continues to put a strain on his marriage.
He’s an idealist. Perhaps he’s even a zealot. When he believes in something, he’s willing to go to the mat for it! He has a razor sharp focus on what he’s trying to accomplish and is relentless until the ideal is achieved. Unfortunately, this means other important things can and have fallen by the wayside, including relationships. Unbeknownst to him, his interpersonal skills take a back seat when he’s fighting for a cause. This causes fractures in practically every other part of his life. Plagued by his families less-than-stellar history, he’s determined to leave a legacy that will make his children proud.
She’s a straight-shooting, get-it-done kind of lady. She speaks her mind and expects others to do the same. She’s proud to be a stay-at-home mom while part of her longs to do more. She’s a lawyer by trade but hasn’t practiced law in a long time. She’s in love with her husband but wishes he would take more of a lead where their family is concerned. While in the beginning of their relationship she was impressed with Richard’s dedication to the church, she now sort of resents it.
She’s a teacher in the local high school. She takes her job (and herself) very seriously. She’s known as a "my way or the highway" kind of teacher. She is both respected and reviled all at the same time. Though she’s excited about her engagement and the man she will marry (Pastor Messing), she secretly questions what struggles lie ahead. After all, he is an idealist, and she views herself as a pragmatist. Can that really work? Her tendency to talk to adults the way she talks to her students gives her the reputation of arrogant and condescending. She, of course, doesn’t see these qualities in herself and is more than put off when they are addressed by others.
She’s the BFF everyone wishes they had. She’s bright, loyal, and focused. Though she exhibits a certain air of confidence, her men troubles (she can’t seem to find one) are starting to discourage her. She’s prone to see the positive side of everything and loves pushing people into positivity. She and Skippy are cousins and best friends. Lorraine Lotts is her sister.
He’s flamboyant to say the least. He’s skeptical of everything and everyone. He presents a facade of confidence, but he’s searching for significance and affirmation. His loud, boisterous persona masks the nagging question in his mind: “Am I good enough?” When this subconscious question flares up in his mind he does what he cans to draw attention to himself…somehow, it’s temporarily soothing. He’s petty and messy, YET lovable.
He’s a unique brand of evil. Not an “in your face” tyrant. He’s a charming dictator. His ruthlessness is drenched in a smile. He doesn’t rule by harsh edict. He rules by seductive implication. He makes you doubt yourself, OR he makes you believe you are phenomenal. When he’s building you up, it is only so later down the line you’ll know you owe yourself worth to him. He is NOT a fan of Pastor Lotts. His disdain for him carries over from his disdain for his father. He slithers around the church happily and strategically, planting seeds of discourse. His ultimate goal is to remove Pastor Lotts from the church and put someone in leadership that is "his guy."
A fervent young man that is slightly awkward, he’s trustworthy and honorable. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he’s not looking for a “platform” or to make a name for himself. He’s really content in serving others and making a difference in his community. His willingness to help is sometimes perceived as weakness, and his desire to cooperate is, at times, misread as passivity. But he’s a force to be reckoned with.