Deacon & the Pharisee


The latest work penned by Ragtown’s resident playwright, Chip Polk, promises to be his best ever. The story presents a compelling underlying drama that unfolds beneath the biblical accounts of this definitive episode in the life of the early church. Putting together the scattered pieces of evidence found in Scripture, Polk has once again given us a captivating and enlightening viewpoint of one of Christianity’s most dramatic events.

Director Glenn Polk has assembled a choice cast to bring the powerful story to life on the stage. In the title roles, Branden Waits will portray Stephen and Jay Young has been cast as Saul of Tarsus. Director Glenn Polk plays Gamaliel, Saul’s mentor and teacher. Frank Emre is a new addition to the Ragtown troupe, in the role of Caiaphas, the chief priest. David Brantley, another newcomer to the Ragtown stage, and a veteran stage actor who has appeared in many professional productions will appear as Nicodemus. Joe Bass returns to Ragtown as Joseph of Arimithea.