OFFICIAL SHOW PROGRAM
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY:
OUR GENEROUS BENEFACTOR
TO WHICH THIS SHOW WAS MADE POSSIBLE.
WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOUR INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO SERVING GOD, THE ARTS AND OUR COMMUNITY.
OUR MIRACULOUS ANGELS
LEGACY CHURCH OF NEW BRAUNFELS
for generously donating our rehearsal space
LISA GOLD & THE MAULDIN FAMILY
for helping bring our vision and artists' dreams to life
BOBBY TSCHOEPE & CYT SAN ANTONIO
for graciously giving us "the Alamo"
EDDY LINDSEY & MATTHEW LOGAN
...for so. many. things...
OUR GIVERS OF HOPE
OUR GREAT SAMARATINS
by Matthew C. Logan
When COVID hit, I was working at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. Like everything else, theatres all over the world were shut down. Globally, we suffered a mass trauma. Anger ruled the day everywhere I went from people being shut in, shut out and neglected. Performing Arts are a place for healing and Quay, Eddy and I decided to create a company to bring us all together as a community. Uniting all of us with performances that are unique, original and inspiring. Synergos’s vision is to start dialogue between communities often at odds and come together with our shared humanity.
When we decided to move forward, Resurrection X was chosen simultaneously by the entire team. Mom had written an original version in 1997, but this one had to be different. The world had changed, values had changed and a mean spirit filled many people. Therefore, we wrote an entire new production.
You, as an audience, are the first to see this work of art. I hope you see the love the cast has poured into this as it is passion made manifest today. This is a what if story. What if someone like Jesus appeared today? How would He be treated? What would He look like?
As much as this story is about the original source material, it is also about contemporary American society. How can we learn to be in the same room with diverse perspectives? This is not an attempt to say that our version of "Chris" is definitive. Rather, it is saying, "is he?" I hope it moves you, challenges you and causes you to think.
I can not continue without thanking our amazing volunteers and other places who helped us realize this vision. Legacy Community Church donated rehearsal space, CYT San Antonio donated technical equipment and a large set. Volunteers have been amazing! Whether it has been the Wise family, Nick Mauldin, Marlena Herrera, the Waldrop family, Valerie Andrews, or our Technical Director, Rob, they have made miracles happen.
I hope this show moves you as it moves us. Our cast is fantastic as well as diverse in its theatre experience. We have performers who have been on Network Television and Off Broadway, students from TX State and first time performers. This play shows a diversity of thought and I hope will provide dialogue to you as an audience.
by Quay Logan
What a labor of love the re-production of "Resurrection X" has been.
I remember when I was first given the concept of presenting a play based on the idea of what it would be like if Jesus were to make his debut in America in 1997. I was the Fine Arts Director at Life Unlimited Church in Odessa, Texas. Standing on that property with Frank Nastase, who played Jesus in that production, and Matthew Logan, co-author and director of this version, I saw Jesus riding on a motorcycle, clearing the modern day temple.
We brainstormed a little about it, then I went home and began to write. The production came to life; we had dinner theatre, sold out every night, and we had an encore performance or two. "Resurrection X" has always held a sacred place in my heart. I always knew that it would be performed again.
Fast forward to 2020, when the world changed drastically and people were isolated from each other due to fear. Matt and Eddy moved to New Braunfels after The Old Globe Theatre where Matt was working at the time shut down due to covid.
We started dreaming of a production company that would bring all different kinds of people together through creating art that would bring unity and love back to the forefront. Through a series of supernatural events, we decided to produce "Resurrection X" once more.
The difference was that the world of the 2020’s is drastically different from the world of 1997. So, the show is drastically different from the last version. The concept is still the same, “What if a figure, similar to Christ were to appear today?”
This is a raw, relevant, realistic cutting edge depiction of what we believe it could be like. It promises to challenge each of us, regardless of belief system, to look at ourselves closely and will make us think.
I hope you enjoy this show which is a labor of love for me.
by Eddy Lindsey
Writing the music for "Resurrection X" was a whirlwind experience.
When Quay approached me to create the music for the show, she was looking for something dark and digital to capture the chaotic elements of the story. Conveniently, I already had a backlog of about 20 songs in various stages of development that touched on her vision.
The songs that paint the backdrop of our world were derived from material I had written as far back as 7 years ago when I was just starting out producing music in GarageBand. It goes to show you that no creative effort ever truly goes to waste.
The sounds you hear intertwine to create a symphony of contrasting atmospheres - the darkness of a disconnected and divided society, and the celebration of connection and unconditional love that we see through Chris' perspective.
It's my absolute pleasure to have had the privilege to create the original music for the show and I am truly moved beyond words at how beautifully it all came together.
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