An Artemis Media and Murray Street Production
with David Bailes, Flyleaf Creative, and Medium Rare Creative
Distributed by PRI — Public Radio International February , 2012
Support for Heavenly Sight and HeavenlySight.org has come from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art works.
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Audio Program Script
by David Marash
My mom and dad had six boys. We didn’t have any girls and I was the youngest one and all of those guys could see except me so I did question it. I said: “Why me, why me?” but now I understand. You know, God has a way. He can see farther than we can. If I had been able to see, I doubt very seriously if I would be doing what I’m doing now.
It will always be one of the great moments of 20th Century theater, that first entrance of Jimmy Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama, in the Award-winning musical Gospel at Colonus.
A quintet of black gospel singers who will represent, together, Oedipus, the blind and banished king, — the greatest of all Greek tragic heroes.