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    Do you know where Gretna, Manitoba is — without checking an atlas? You remember atlases right? Those wonderful maps travelers used before mapquest and GPS’s? The woman in the post office didn’t know and before I visited, I wasn’t exactly sure. It is literally a few hundred yards from the North Dakota border, a small […]

  • Laughter is Sacred Space: A Tour and a Gift


    In the fall of 2012 I am kicking off a tour of Laughter is Sacred Space, a multi media show based on my relationship with Lee Eshleman, my creative partner of 20 years.  It reflects the joy of discovering comedic soul mates, illustrates the struggles and euphoria of creating a career together, and explores the […]

  • The Clarence Jordan Symposium


    In 1986 while living in Pennsylvania, Jessie Glick, member of Plains Mennonite church where Sue and I were attending, handed me a VHS tape. It was The Cotton Patch Gospels written by Tom Key and Russell Treyz with music by Harry Chapin. The musical which played off-Broadway was based on the writings of Clarence Jordan- The […]

  • Stories from the Road: Rhubarb Pie and Baseball


    Baseball has been a constant presence in my life for the last 50 years. It marks the seasons, enriches spring, symbolizes the death of summer and as the days shorten, a growing cold of the autumn.  I grew up playing with my brother, following the Giants and St. Willie Mays. Then there were the home […]

  • Peace Pies & Prophets


    In the fall of 2005 a graduate student in the Center for Justice and Peacemaking (CJP) in Harrisonburg, Va, Odelya Gertel, came to me with a suggestion. “Why don’t you and Lee take the principles of CJP and the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience) program and create a show?” The result of that […]

  • Celebration of Life and Laughter


    A Bridge of Hope Event An evening in memory of Kathy Seamon-McGowan and in honor of all mothers and women who live with passion. There is no admission fee for the evening. A freewill offering will be received to benefit homeless single mothers and their children. If you or your business would enjoy the opportunity […]

  • What's So Funny About Money


    Join Ted & Jeff for one of the newest Ted & Company shows, What’s So Funny About Money. The performance begins at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public. Contact:

  • I'd Like to Buy an Enemy


    The performance will be at Scooter’s (in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center). Donations are welcome. Contact Email:

  • The Jesus Stories


    Contact Email: Contact Phone: 717-656-7878   For those of you that know these stories, and for those of you that are new to them, perhaps you’ll both discover something. Something Jesus. Parables and parallels wrapped and unwrapped to reveal Jesus living among us. Not just then, but now.  As time has passed, it seems […]

  • I'd Like to Buy an Enemy


    Ted will perform in chapel at 3:30pm; the main performance of “I’d Like to Buy an Enemy” will take place in Cordier Auditorium at 7:00pm. Contact Email: