CPT USA: Ted & Company “Peace, Pies and Prophets” tour to hold benefit auction for CPT


17 February 2012
CPT USA: Ted & Company “Peace, Pies and Prophets” tour to hold benefit auction
for CPT

Jesus commanded us to love our enemies, and Moses said, “Thou shall eat pie”
(or so some imagine).  Ted &
Company TheaterWorks, led by Ted Swartz, is touring four cities in the spring
of 2012 on the theme “Peace, Pies and Prophets.”

Swartz’s performances, including I’d Like to Buy an Enemy,
will include a pie auction to support Christian Peacemaker Teams.  The tour incorporates theater and comedy
into biblical storytelling, often pushing the envelope on issues of faith and
social justice.

Swartz’s innovative, interactive satire I’d
Like to Buy an Enemy
unpacks issues of justice and
peace, allows people to laugh, confronts the fear that is engrained in U.S.
culture, and suggests creative ways to confront injustice and conflict in local

“ Ted and Company remind us;
laughter is a prophetic art, ‘loving our enemy’ is a fine art, and
critical-thinking is [too often] a lost art.”  I’d Like to Buy an
is not simply a lament of how much fear has yet to be cast out of our
cultures, it’s a call to lovingly exorcise this fear from ourselves and our
world, by laughing at it!”  —-Jarrod
McKenna, Australian Peace Award Recipient

East Coast Tour Dates:

March 9 Akron Mennonite Church   7:30-9:30pm
1311 Diamond Street Akron, PA 17501-1623
(717) 859-1488

March 10   Broad Street Ministry   315 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA
(Across from the University of the Arts and the Kimmel Center for Performing
arts-between Spruce and Pine)
(215) 735-4847

March 11   Souderton Mennonite Church 3:00pm-5:00pm
105 West Chestnut Street Souderton, PA 18964-1730
215 272 2109
All of these events are “pay as you can”.  All proceeds will go to
Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Follow the tour on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TedandCompany
Twitter @tednco
online www.tedandcompany.com

Dates of additional performances to be announced.


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