Good reviews for musical about leaving faith.

The musical TJ and Mr. Oaksite, which deals with a young woman abandoning faith and dealing with mental illness (and which also has a character fashioned after yours truly :D), has debuted to wonderful reviews!

But lest you think this is heavy philosophy, Wilkinson’s story humanizes the debate. Two sisters — the T.J. of the title and Alaina — are on opposite sides of the God debate. Their differences are exacerbated when T.J., who has lost the faith she once had, joins a college society of religious skeptics led by Zach and Dil — and then starts having visions of the mysterious Mr. Oaksite.

I wrote about the show last month.  You can still get in to see the show if you’re down in Orlando (assuming it hasn’t sold out).  Remaining dates are…

Mon. 5/20
Thu. 5/23
Fri. 5/24
Sat. 5/25
Sun. 5/26

I’m working with the composer, Ned Wilkinson, on recording my favorite song from the show and releasing it on itunes to benefit Skepticon.  Stay tuned for that.  :)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Carol Eberhard

    Woohoo!!

  • RhubarbTheBear

    To nit-pick a point, JT, “mental illness” is never mentioned. That MIGHT be the explanation to TJ’s experiences. Or it could be something else. Only those who stay through the last five minutes get to find out, though :)

  • Reginald Selkirk

    That video started up automatically when I clicked into the thread. Please don’t do that.


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