Strange Fruit: Encountering the Mystery of the Cross Through the Arts

Monday & Tuesday, April 14 & 15, 7:00 PM

Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary

Adults-$10, 17 and under-$5

Groups of 10 adults-$50, groups of 10 youth-$25, accompanying Pastor(s)-free

 To register for Monday, April 14, click here

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To register a group, please contact Jen Walker at 317-931-4224 or by email at

Seventy-Five years ago, Billie Holliday made famous a song that was written in response to an infamous Marion, Indiana lynching.  In honor of this anniversary, join us for an evening of meditations on the Christian Cross through music, dance, spoken word, and film. 

The evening will feature an astonighing array of artists including; vocalist Keirsten Hodgens from Bll State University, dancer Mariel Greenlee from Dance Kaleidoscope, cellist Eric Edberg from DePauw University, pianist R. Kent Cook from Illinoois Wesleyan University, filmaker Elizabeth Myer of the Salt Project, and oboist Roger Roe from bothe the Indianapois Symphony Orchestra and Indiana University. 

The scriptural accounts of Jesus' passion will interweave with works of art, culminating with Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" istself. The evening will be perfect for youth groups, young-adult groups, theology discussion groups, choirs, leadership teams (sessions or councils) -and anyone else who'd like to "dive in to the season's mystery" through the arts of song, word, dance, and film.  Our dream is that this event will not only stimulate lively theological discussion within congregations, but between them as well--a city-wide engagement on the central mystery of our faith. 




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