Revival of Billy Sunday Comes to Woodwalk Gallery

Before Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert and Jerry Falwell, the greatest evangelist of all was Billy Sunday. Door County’s own Spencer Milligan directs and Mark Moede stars as Billy Sunday in The Revival of Billy Sunday by Gerald Plummer. This Theatre M production is being held at Egg Harbor’s Woodwalk Gallery over three weekends:  August 27 – 29, September 3 – 5, and September 11 – 13. All performances begin at 7:30 pm.

As a young man in the late 19th century, Billy Sunday was a professional baseball player with the Chicago White Stockings, the Pittsburgh Allegheneys, and the Philadelphia Pennants. He was famous, made good money – and left it all to become the greatest evangelist ever.

Billy Sunday’s commitment to conservative biblical Christianity and his ministry led him to reach over one hundred million people, without electric amplification. Reverend Sunday was life changing for some, repulsive to others. He told people to put their lives on the line for what they believed in.

Moede is mesmerizing, turning Woodwalk Gallery’s soaring interior into a dramatic tabernacle, exploding with Billy Sunday’s dynamic message. Director Spencer Milligan and Moede have collaborated many times through Theatre M, bringing exciting theater to Door County.

Milligan, as many enthusiastically remember, played the father, Rick Marshall, in the original Land of the Lost. And Moede has worked extensively in theatres over the world for more than 30 years, and has most recently been delighting audiences in Wisconsin. Allin Walker joins Moede on stage as Homer Roadheaver.

The Woodwalk Gallery barn is unheated, so please dress accordingly for the performance. Tickets for the shows are $15, with a discount available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be obtained by calling 920.868.2912.