Brother Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist: Patriarchs and Penises

MNA will be gathering to see Brother Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist in his newest play, "Patriarchs and Penises". PURCHASE TICKETS in advance at www.samsingleton.com for $12.00. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.00.
Afterward, freethinkers are invited to stay for a chat with Brother Sam or his creator, Roger Scott Jackson. Please see the Brother Sam website for info and laughs.

Also, stay tuned: an MNA podcast featuring BOTH Brother Sam and Roger Scott will soon be available at www.mnatheists.org

JUNE 17, 2009 -- Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist’s live performances draw a surprisingly diverse audience--not only the expected “true nonbelievers” and “philosophical and theological types” but, a lot of people who just like to laugh, according to tour manager Cari Park. The two-act show Patriarchs and Penises, which writer-actor Roger Scott Jackson describes as a theater piece rather than a stand-up act, will be presented at Sweeney’s Saloon and Cafe at 96 Dale St., N. in St. Paul, Saturday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Park describes the scene: “The stage is black and bare except for a pulpit, a small altar bench, three rickety folding chairs, and a coat tree, all starkly white. Brother Sam, in his signature frock coat, blue vest and matching spectacles, conducts the crowd through a hilarious and hair-raising tour of his childhood among ‘the tongues-speaking, snake-handling, frothing-at-the-mouth holy rollers,’ and subsequent ‘reversion to the atheistic state into which we all are born,’ before ending Act I with a mercilessly satiric deconstruction of the role of God in American life.” She notes that the second act has Brother Sam teaching a “biblically accurate but somewhat irreverent “Bible class” in which Brother Sam satirically details the symbolic use of penises throughout the Scriptures. “Nobody ever told me that what ties the whole book together, its narrative thread, is penises,’ he says. “Don’t look for Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris,” says Park. “This is comedy. From the subtlest irony to the most flagrant ridicule, it never fails at its purpose, which is to provoke both thought and laughter. Like Brother Sam says, ‘If anybody can use some laughs and encouragement, it’s atheists.’” The performance itself lasts a little less than two hours including a 15 minute intermission. A social hour with Brother Sam will follow. Tickets are available in advance for $12 at www.samsingleton.com. Any remaining tickets will be available for $15 dollars at the door.

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  • Cari

    Thanks for coming--and for the enthusiastic support! we will be back soon!! Keep in touch.

    July 13, 2009

  • Linda B.

    If I could rate 10 stars I would. It was a great evening, I especially enjoyed getting to know him over a beer and burger. I really can't think of a better group of people to know and socialize with.

    July 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hilarious show. I had a great time.

    July 12, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    Barky, don't go there! lol. :)

    July 12, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    It was amazingly funny. Even funnier than I thought it was going to be! I lol'd and lol'd all over the place.

    July 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Roger Scott Jackson delivers a one man show that slams the bible and faith into the ground. He plays the familiar role of the profane preacher - his character based on an old school Pentecostal from the Ozarks. After introducing himself, Brother Singleton sheds his hat and overcoat and struts around on stage drinking beer, and pointing out the myriad of absurdity and folly of the christian faith and the bible laced with expletives. His energetic and well crafted spiel kept the audience chuckling consistently throughout the performance. After the show, a few MNA members hung out with Jackson who did not appear to break character.

    If you are at all sensitive to coarse language and have trouble appreciating parody this show is not for you - which is why I am confused about something. I was under the distinct impression that this sort of blatant ridicule of the faithful was frowned upon by so called "friendly atheists".

    July 12, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    July 6, 2009

  • Shane S.

    Would love to attend, but I'll be in Wyomin' Ye hay!

    June 27, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    I just need to say that after interviewing Brother Sam AND Roger Scott, this guy is totally hilarious AND nice. This is going to be a super fun evening. (Also, we're all giving blood earlier that day at Memorial Blood Centers, so huzzah to that!)

    June 23, 2009

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