Listening for Grace – State College, PA

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
Apr 18, 2018

Event Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

St. Paul's UMC

Event Description

Listening for Grace – State College, PA

Listening for Grace is coming to State College, PA for a special performance on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm at St. Paul's UMC, 250 E. College Ave., State College, PA. Admission is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Penn State UPAC, 3rd Way Collective, Penn State Wesley, Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship.

In Listening for Grace, Ted Swartz uses his distinctive humor and insight to give voice to our fears and hopes when a faith community engages in questions around sexuality and same-sex relationships. Accompanied by Justin Yoder on cello and Phillip Martin on piano, this story comes to life, inviting audiences into one father’s journey, a church’s struggle and a search for commonality.

The play follows the story of a widowed father whose son has just come out as gay. Through his relationships with his son, an estranged cousin, people in his church and a pastor who deals with issues of sexuality in the Bible, the main character is challenged by many different viewpoints and experiences.

It’s a piece about church and fatherhood. It’s a piece about community and human sexuality. And it’s an entertaining and enlightening piece about openness and love.