Gimme That Prime Time Religion at the 4th Line Theatre

Currently, 4th Line Theatre is remounting Robert Winslow’s play, Gimme That Prime Time Religion. Robert wrote the play in the late 1970s as a response to the rabid popularity of extreme televangelists, most notably, Reverend Ernest Angley. The play is a satire which targets people who use their charisma and influence over the faithful for their own personal glory and profit. There has always been a theatrical element to religious gatherings; the church has attracted charismatic showmen throughout its history. Winslow himself has even confessed that in another time he…

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