The original Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist show is still a crowd
favorite after seven years. From a quick de-construction of the Bible’s
main story-line, to a reminiscence of childhood terrors among “tongues-
speaking, snake-handling holy rollers from the Ozarks,” to a merciless
dissection of the role of God in civic life, Patriarchs and Penises is
fascinating, horrifying, hilarious, and unlike anything before.
100 minutes with intermission
As recounted in Cats, Sheep and Goats: The Taxonomy of Atheists,
Believers, and Preachers, relations between Brother Sam and his holy roller
cousin Palmer reflect those between atheists and believers in general.
Though Palmer drives Sam nuts, he is the one member of the Singleton
clan who has stuck by the family's atheist black sheep-- who is exasperated
that anybody so smart and so decent can be so misguided. Palmer feels
exactly the same way.
Revival is a satiric enactment of an old- time revival meeting like Brother
Sam attended as a boy: congregational singing, testimonies, and a
sermon (the Dill Pickle Award-winning An Appreciation of Appreciation).
The audience takes part throughout.
75 to 90 minutes
Holy rollers with some funny ideas about right and wrong, a
moonshiner, and one angry nine-year-old preacher: If the
Ocean was Whiskey and God was a Duck is Brother Sam's
recollection of the summer he first doubted God.
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Introducing Colonel Bob: When America’s Most Famous Atheist was a
Liberal Republican, then, in the main event, Extract of Ingersoll,
Robert G. Ingersoll lectures into a single tour de force of freethought.
45 minutes plus discussion
Sam Singleton Presents Robert G. Ingersoll's Thomas Paine opens
with a fifteen minute preamble in which Brother Sam provides some
insights into the life, times, and philosophy of Robert G. Ingersoll,
and how he came to “make a personal project of defending the legacy
of Thomas Paine.” The main event, Ingersoll on Paine, is a fifty-
minute distillation of two lectures, presented in 1870 and 1892, that
collectively ran nearly four hours.
65 minutes plus discussion
New for Spring 2016
In the richly informative and funny Peyote and Puritans, Brother
Sam explains how modern-day puritans, bent on denying civil
rights to LGBT persons, hijacked laws intended to protect Native
Americans from prosecution for the ceremonial use of peyote.