Title: The Road Show
Author: Braden Bell
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Size: 128 pages, 6×9, paperback
“Brother Jenson, you’ve been called as the ward road show specialist. Would you accept that calling?”
What? The road show? The greatest fear of all Mormon theatre artists. The curse of anyone who does theatre. No, no, no! This isn’t happening. The road show! What can I do? I can’t do this! This is like asking Mack Wilberg to lead the ward choir or Danny Ainge to coach church basketball.
“Sure,” Scott answered quietly.
Scott Jenson hates everything he knows about road shows, especially the cheap costumes, silly songs, and bad acting. So when he finds himself agreeing to be the road show specialist, he wonders how he can do it without becoming the biggest fool in the ward. From miscues to missed practices, Scott directs his crew of amateur actors all while hoping that no one finds out about his secret.
Is there any way that this trivial road show could have a healing effect on those who participate? A pornography addict, a depressed young mother, a sick older sister, a lonely outcast, and a spiritually numb elder’s quorum president are about to find out.
The Road Show is the powerful story of five broken souls, contemporary Mormons struggling with familiar challenges—and their unlikely journey to ultimate healing and hope through the Savior’s Atonement.