FULTON, NY – The struggle of light over the shadows as told through the passion of Easter will come alive on stage in music as Fulton Community Theatre proudly presents the world debut of “Tenebrae,” a rock and roll cantata.
The new musical work – composed and directed by Michael A. Bolio, and featuring the talents of the Christian rock band The Sent Forth – will play for one performance only on March 23 on the Jubilee Hall stage of Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.
Curtain time for the performance is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 315-598-7840.
“Tenebrae” features 11 original songs linked by dramatic narration using the religious metaphors of the Light and the Shadowed forces that sought to extinguish it.
Tenebrae, which is Latin for “darkness,” is a long tradition in Western Christian churches, and describes a service where candles are slowly extinguished.
For Bolio, a bass guitarist who formed The Sent Forth band in 2007 with drummer Robbie Brown and lead guitarist Al Weaver, “Tenebrae” is a very personal journey.
His inspiration comes not only from the original Gospels, but from attending many Tenebrae services around Central New York.
“Although every one of them told the story of The Passion beautifully, I felt there was a calling for a more contemporary approach,” Bolio said.
Joining the men of The Sent Forth on stage for “Tenebrae” will be the voices of Renee Fenske, Emily Gerth, and Brian Pringle in the role of the narrator.
“Tenebrae” brings the music of Bolio and “The Sent Forth” back to the Jubilee Hall stage for a second season with Fulton Community Theatre.
Last year, they kicked off FCT’s 22nd year with a benefit concert, and then joined the theatre in its holiday production of “Pop’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Carol.”
“It is always a joy to be able to bring The Sent Forth to our stage and our audiences. We are very excited to be able to help bring this new theatrical piece to life,” said FCT artistic director William Edward White.
For more information, visit FCT’s website at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net, or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fultoncommunitytheatre