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Brothers Glenn and Chip Polk are excited to reopen Ragtown Gospel Theater following months of being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The duo reopened the theater Saturday, June 6.
“I’m excited to share this news,” co-founder Chip Polk said. “We’re thrilled to be able to reopen, finally.”
Continuing the performance of their comedy Sweet Sixteen, Polk said he is thrilled to bring the uplifting script back to the stage throughout June.
“We only had three weekends of Sweet Sixteen before the shutdown,” Polk said. “It just broke our hearts because this play has such a wonderful cast.”
However, to make up lost time, Polk said going forward Sweet Sixteen also will be performed on Sundays as well as Saturdays.
“We are having to do something a little differently because the time is sort of squeezed,” Polk said. “We decided we would open, not only every Saturday but also Sundays.”
Polk also said guests will see changes in parking and seating as Ragtown Gospel Theater takes mandatory precautions.
“We will take care on our end and hope that you’ll feel comfortable coming and letting us all be together again,” Polk said. “We are going to take all the precautions they say we have to take. We want to look out for everybody.
“I know we’re living in some strange times. I know some of you may not feel comfortable getting out, and I certainly respect that. On the other end of that, we have a whole lot of confidence that our audience knows what they’re doing.”
Although restrictions remain in place, Polk says he couldn’t be happier to be back.
“Ragtown Gospel Theater is not just a place where we put on shows, it’s a place of worship,” Polk said. “For that reason, we were thrilled when the governor’s task force removed the restrictions on places of worship allowing us to continue our ministry. I’m so grateful to be back and doing what we are called to do.”
In fact, Polk believes this is the perfect time to reopen.
“Of all the times we need this positive, solid message of the gospel out there, it’s right now,” Polk said. “We started Ragtown Gospel Theater 14 years ago with a mission and it was to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and drama. Through every concert and production, I believe we have remained true to that mission. If you’ve been to the theater, you know it’s a place where Christian people gather and celebrate the risen Christ. We hear the apostles teaching through the message in the plays in often a very profound, dramatic and thought-provoking way.”
Polk encourages everyone to come out and see Sweet Sixteen, promising guests that Ragtown is so much more than just a theater.
“We hope that you’ll make plans to come and see us,” Polk said. “I think you’ll enjoy every minute of it.”
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 877-724-8696 or visit ragtown.com.