The theater group producing “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall has received a $7,400 donation.
Oklahoma City Theatre Company Artistic Director Rachel Irick said the anonymous donor characterized the gift as $100 for each of the pastors who signed a letter objecting to the play.
“Most Fabulous Story” includes biblical satire with homosexual characters in the roles of familiar Old and New Testament figures. It runs through Dec. 22.
Seventy-four pastors signed a letter characterizing the play as pornography.
They organized a prayer vigil on opening night and called on elected officials to take a public stance on the production.
Irick said OKCTC generally has to wait until the end of a play’s run before accounts are settled and cast members can be paid.
With the donation, she said, “Everybody can be paid before Christmas. That’s nice.”
Irick said the donation is the largest individual donation the growing community theater has received in the last three seasons.
She said she expected the production, in the 88-seat CitySpace theater in the Civic Center basement, to sell out.
There are five performances this weekend and five the weekend before Christmas.
OKCTC is a resident company at the Civic Center and has six productions in its 2013-14 season.
They include the upcoming comedy “Sylvia” and OKCTC’s annual Native American New Play Festival.