In John Coffey Refuses to Save the World, John Coffey (the character from the movie The Green Mile) sits in a waiting room with his friends Bagger Vance (The Legend of Bagger Vance), Mother Abigail (The Stand) and god (From Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty). The small group patiently waits for someone to watch their movies so they can go off to work. A new character, a shady con-man, or saintly gentleman -- depending on your point of view -- joins them in the room and begins to ask questions: Why are they in this room in the first place? What is their purpose in life? Why can't they use their magic for themselves? These questions begin to eat away at John Coffey as he is ordered to report to The Green Mile.
In a fit of defiance, John refuses to go and thus upsets the balance of the universe. Every story has its place, make believe or true, and if one story doesn't play its part, all of creation is in jeopardy. John Coffey refuses to save the world while he asks whether we are all destined to play the roles in which we've been cast.
The talented cast, under the direction of playwright Al Letson, includes Larry Knight, Steven Anderson, Charles Back, David Girard, Eugene Lindsey, and Toni Philips.
There will be talkback sessions with the playright and cast immediately following performances on Sept. 14 and 15.