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‘Smoke on the Mountain’ is good, wholesome theatre


Last updated 10/28/2017 at Noon

The Sanders Family Singers are back to raise the roof at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, from left, Stanley Sanders (Steve Gouveia), Burl Sanders (Rik Ogden), Denise Sanders (Annie Buckley), Vera Sanders (Deborah Gilmour Smyth), Dennis Sanders (Beau Brians), in back, Pastor Oglethorpe (Brian Mackey) and June Sanders ( Katie Sapper). Ken Jacques photo

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to the Village News

The current production at the Lamb’s Players Theatre rings true to their mission which is to “tell good stories well that are grounded in a historic Judeo-Christian worldview”.

“Smoke on the Mountain” is an old-time revival meeting at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in the summer of 1937, in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina. New pastor Mervin Oglethorpe has arranged for a musical presentation by the Sanders Family Gospel Band.

However, they are late. Consequently, our new pastor played by Brian Mackey is anxiously pacing and...

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