October 15th, 2018
Based on the hardscrabble life of entertainment evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, "Raptured" is a new play written by Neva Hutchinson. Based on the true disappearance and re-discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson in May of 1926 (a pseudo-celebrity of her day), the public believed that she was not kidnapped, but with her married lover, Kenneth Ormiston in a bungalow by the sea. She was then called up to a Grand Jury trial on charges of loose morals. "Raptured: the Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson" is based on facts and augmented by the author's imagination.
Running October 26 - November 3, 2018
Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Directed by Ray Renati
October 4th, 2018
Watch the silent movie promotion for "Raptured: The Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson" ... Watch it Here.
Maxwell Tomaszewski plays Samson. Neva Hutchinson plays Delilah. Mohana Rajagopol and Charmaine Hitchcox act as Philistines. Will Price photography. Ray Renati director.
October 2nd, 2016
"The play is an acting duet...Neva Hutchinson is delightful as Catherine. Michael Angelo Gonzalez [as Arturo] takes his character through layers of emotion and involvement, at first informed by his subservient relationship to his employer, but later emboldened by Catherine’s increasing familiarity."