2005 - 2006
|"YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD"
|A Joyous, Free-Spirited Celebration of Gospel Music.
A critically acclaimed two-act musical based on the
Gospel of St. Matthew, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God,
features music and lyrics by Vinnette Carroll, Alex
Bradford, and Micki Grant.
Commissioned by the Italian government and directed by
Carroll, the play was first performed in Spoleto, Italy, at the
Festival of Two Worlds in 1975.
It was later featured at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.,
on Broadway, and in a six-month tour that, due to its
popularity, was extended to nearly a year and a half.
Framed by a church service, the play traces scriptural
events from the day Jesus Christ arrives in Jerusalem to the
morning of the resurrection.