The Funereal Remembrance of Luke the Drifter

Come pay your respects, he wasn’t all bad

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 13, 14 & 15 at 8 pm.

Country Music and Eulogizing. Drink and Food. $15. All Proceeds go to House of Mercy.

The Funereal Remembrance of Luke the Drifter is a participatory musical theatre experience set at the Bradshaw Funeral home, 1174 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. Set in 1977, it is a re-imagining of the life and death of Hank Williams, Sr’s alter ego. The 1920’s era funeral home will be torn down the week after the show.

Tickets available now at  www.houseofmercy.org or Sunday nights at the House of Mercy merch table, or at the door.

The show is a funeral service for Luke with his remaining old friends, family members (ex-wives, children, cell mates, drinking buddies, band mates, bartenders, preachers), eulogizing him and playing his songs.

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2 Responses to The Funereal Remembrance of Luke the Drifter

  1. Tom Hipps says:

    I attended last night. I haven't enjoyed an event as much as this one in years. Terrific role-playing and stellar musicianship. I laughed (Luke's daughter and granddaughter, Constance) and I cried (the "unknown" woman who sang "Wayfaring Stranger") and I laughed until I cried (Luke's nephew Paul). The Hank Williams-type character who opened and closed the service was hauntingly realistic, as if Hank himself had come back. Kudos to Page (sp?) who undoubtedly played a major role in the band assembly and preperation… excellent job (as always), and Russell and Debbie. The songs were amazing in that they were simply great songs, but also spoke the Gospel to me in ways that I understand (I'm a lifelong musician who has lived a life probably not very different from Luke's). Powerful stuff, and everyone involved should be highly commended. I met and chatted with so many great people. The best thing about it all: I realized I have indeed found my new church. Yay, House of Mercy!

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