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Tisdale’s “Truth in Cold Blood” debuts July 16 at Dock Street Theatre

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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 at PRINCE GEORGE PLANTATION, PAWLEYS ISLAND

6:30 – 8:00 PM -- Reception for conference speakers and attendees (Space Limited)

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 at HOLY CROSS FAITH MEMORIAL

7:30 – 9:00 AM - Registration

9:00 – 10:00 AM - Eucharist Service:

Celebrant: The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori (photo above), Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Preacher: The Rev. William J. Keith, Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church

10:15 AM – 4:45 PM - Conference:

"State of the Diocese” - The Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg, Bishop of The Episcopal Church in SC.

“Connecting to the Wider Church” - The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, TEC Presiding Bishop.

“Leadership in Challenging Times” --- The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of TEC House of Deputies.

"Questions and Answers" --- Leadership Panel

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“Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared” --- The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, Jr., Former Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

“Workshops” - featuring lay and clergy from the Diocese of Pittsburgh and TEC in SC:

>>>Rebuilding While Rejoicing
>>>Showing the Way While Staying the Course”
>>>Bringing It On Home

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The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, 26th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and the first woman elected a primate in the Anglican Communion. The Presiding Bishop is charged to speak God's word to the church and to the world.

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings (photo at right), the first ordained woman to be elected President of the House of Deputies, is committed to developing a new generation of leadership in the church.

The Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg, was the third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee before becoming Provisional Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, Jr. was Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Southern Ohio before becoming Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh following a split in that diocese similar to that which occurred in South Carolina.


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New Drama Reveals Story Surrounding 1928 Murder of Bishop William Alexander Guerry
New Drama Reveals Story Surrounding
1928 Murder of Bishop William Alexander Guerry

Tisdale’s “Truth in Cold Blood” debuts July 16 at Dock Street Theatre

CHARLESTON, SC (March 18, 2014) – The nearly forgotten story of a southern Episcopal bishop murdered by one of his own peers in 1928 will surface this summer here at the historic Dock Street Theatre, less than a hundred yards away from where the incident occurred.

Thomas Tisdale’s original play, “Truth in Cold Blood,” dramatizes for the first time the story of the shooting and death of Bishop William Alexander Guerry and the events leading up to how it happened. Tisdale, an attorney and writer in Charleston, serves as Chancellor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.

“Bishop Guerry was gunned down in his office at St. Philip’s Church by a disgruntled priest,” said Tisdale. “In writing this play, my goal was to bring to life the reasons for this now forgotten tragedy, and to force us to confront the deep societal issues that continue to divide our communities in our own time.”

The play, produced by Unity Productions, will make its national premier on Wednesday, July 16 at the Dock Street Theatre with a gala reception at Hibernian Hall following the performance. Four additional performances are scheduled through Sunday, July 20. A cast of 15 actors will portray the many characters directly involved with both the Bishop and his assassin.

“The knowledge that we in South Carolina had a bishop who was shot and killed had always haunted me,” said The Rev. Calhoun Walpole, who worked closely with Tisdale for more than two years to bring about the new play, published in summer 2013. Walpole is Archdeacon of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and Vicar at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston. “Bishop Guerry was driven by a sense of racial justice that put him far ahead of his time and it cost him his life. The disgruntled priest who shot him, honestly held different views of justice,” Walpole added.

“Truth in Cold Blood” is being directed by Richard Futch, who has directed more than 40 stage productions in New York, Connecticut, Florida and locally. Futch, a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA), has also served as casting director for more than 100 film and commercial projects, including most recently the Lifetime television series “Army Wives.”

“Until last summer, I had never heard about the assassination of Bishop Guerry,” said Futch. “Through Tom’s words, we are able not only to tell the story of Bishop Guerry’s murder but also to explore both sides of this tragedy in hopes of finding the truth and the healing that can come from that.”

He added, “This was a very difficult time and series of events, both for Charleston and the Episcopal Church. Fortunately, we are working with a cast of actors who are very skillful in bringing full dimension to the real-life characters involved in this tragedy.”

Reservations and tickets for the opening night performance and gala are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, please email truthincoldblood@gmail.com, or call 843-509-0286. Reserved seating tickets to all other performances are $40 per person and will go on sale April 7 at www.etix.com.

Unity Productions Limited, a non-profit, educational company, was organized in 2013 to present high quality theatrical drama. Truth in Cold Blood, Unity Productions’ premier project, dramatizes the tragic events surrounding the murder of Bishop William Alexander Guerry in 1928 at St. Philip’s Church in downtown Charleston, SC.

Margaret Mullins
Unity Productions
843-300-8338
truthincoldblood@gmail.com

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