Arts & Entertainment

'Cotton Patch Gospel' starts Aug. 10 in Richland

Members of the Bethel Church in Richland will present Cotton Patch Gospel, a musical based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan. The story is about the life of Jesus, from birth to resurrection, but is set in rural Georgia during the civil rights era of the 1960s.

The free performances will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 17-18 with 3 p.m. matinees Aug. 12 and 19 at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road, Richland.