Chapel To Feature Award-winning Actor Sept. 6

Sept. 3, 2004

by Kim Skinner, Student Newswriter

Award-winning actor Tom Key will present a one-man drama that he co-authored titled "The Cotton Patch Gospel" at the 10 and 11 a.m. Baylor University Chapel services on Sept. 6 in Waco Hall.

"Key is an actor's revelation, from Joseph to Judas, his articulation, like his timing, is perfection," said Jacques le Sourd of Gannett Newspapers. "Here is an American actor of consummate skill, who can rank with the best of the British."

"The Cotton Patch Gospel" is a dramatic retelling of the story of Jesus set in Georgia in the year 1936. The nationally acclaimed stage show is based on Dr. Clarence Jordan's "The Cotton Patch Gospel of Matthew." Key co-authored this version with the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin.

Key is the director of Theatrical Outfit, a professional, non-profit organization in Atlanta, Ga. He is also a member of Savidge & Associates, a group designed to assist in providing entertainment for local venues.

Key has stared in many dramas such as "Psalms by Candlelight," "Screwtape in Person" and "C.S. Lewis on Stage," which he also produced. He has won several awards including the 1985 and 1983 Dramalogue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theater and a Best Actor Nomination, 1985, from the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle.

A 1977 honors master of theater arts graduate from University of Tennessee, Key currently resides in Atlanta.

For more information about Key and his work go to .

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