What Would Lloyd Do?
A struggling inner city church recruits a new pastor and music director. Coming from different generations the two discover conflict and commonality. Well, some commonality. As their relationship grows, they wrestle with issues of doubt, disappointment, and hope. On top of all this, they are in charge of a tired radio show that must be broadcast each Sunday morning. Great original music, lots of humor and important themes.
What People are Saying:
It was a pleasure to host this talented team of artists. The show takes both audience and actors to some deep places and leaves you with a message of hope. The humor along the way is delightful and thoughtful. ~ Jeff Boehr, Assistant Campus Pastor, Bluffton University
This show moved me more than anything I have seen in a long while. What Would Lloyd Do? captured the angst of a middle-aged faith where some days the questions out number the pre-boxed answers. This experience collides with a younger post-modern singer sparking a whole series of metaphors of life and faith. Thanks, Ted, for getting inside my life and wreaking havoc with both laughter and tears. ~Jerry Holsopple, Professor of Visual and Communication Arts, Eastern Mennonite University
A powerful show! Funny, moving, challenging, thought-provoking, and musically outstanding! This show combines the best of what church and theater ought to be about. It challenges the notion that the essence of church is captured in the weekly rituals of worship. Yet it holds out the hope that when we combine ritual and symbol with real human compassion and presence, new life is possible, even if all our doubts and questions aren’t easily resolved. ~Phil Kniss, pastor, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.
I thought the performance was fabulous. It had the right amount of humor balanced with a challenging and thought-provoking message. Ted and Trent, along with the singers, all performed superbly. And the “extra surprise” was the character portrayed by Jay Lapp—very funny and added flavor. ~Douglas J. Nyce ’85, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Eastern Mennonite University