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
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.