Dear Audience, Thank you so much for coming to hear my stories. They are all personal and true as much as memory can be trusted. A few names have been changed, but the events have all conspired. Religion is high up on the list of topics we aren't supposed to discuss - and I'll grab a couple more of the top ten taboos before the show is over. I think its interesting how our family lays the groundwork for our belief system, but how we all eventually have to sort things out for ourselves. I hope you can see yourself in one or more chapters of my life and that through my experiences you might find a little bit of peace and hope. Blessings, Sara
Chapter 1 - Preacher's Kid Chapter 2 - In the Beginning Chapter 3 - Fear No Evil Chapter 4 - Things I didn't learn in Sunday school Chapter 5 - Higher learning Chapter 6 - She's having a Baby Chapter 7 - God is in the Trees Chapter 8 - This is the Life Chapter 9 - Champion of Grace Chapter 10 - Our Father
This show was a long time coming. I need to thank a few friends who helped me so much editing my stories and helping make this thing a play: Steph Charaska, Madeline Duffy-Feins, Keely Flynn, Sarah Kinsey, and Blair Robertson Special thanks for help with my little set: John Russell and Jacob Hoyer and of course special thanks to my Dad, the Preacher and my Mom, the Fringe enthusiast - they have loved and believed in me for a very very long time.
Sara Hoyer Russell was a child actor right here in Orlando. She spent a good part of middle school at Theatre Downtown and The Civic Theater (long time locals may remember these stages). Sara is a Lake Mary High School graduate where she was most definitely a 'Drama Kid'. She went on to earn her BFA in Acting from SMU in Dallas, TX. She performed with the Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore, TX and Bejing, China. While in Chicago, she performed with many theaters including The House Theatre of Chicago, Timeline Theatre, The Griffin, Victory Gardens and Babes with Blades. She was fortunate to work on many original pieces with fantastic directors. She won a non-equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble with The Sparrow and Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging. This is Sara's first solo show. She now lives in Lake Mary with her husband and son where they are very slowly building a house. She spends lots of time outside and a silly amount of time on Instagram. @the_sarakeet