The charisma, warmth and wit of LDS Church Prophet Joseph Smith will be brought to life on stage next week through the talent of actor S. Bryce Chamberlain's one-man production of "Joseph: The Man, The Seer," on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at the Hirschi Center, 9825 S. 1300 East, in Salt Lake City, and on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Provo Tabernacle, 50 S. University.
All three performances, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, are being presented by LoveLight Entertainment of Orem, a new organization formed to promote a variety of creative arts and monthly events, including concerts, plays, firesides, classes and dances.In his show, Chamberlain begins as himself, attired in the boots, breeches and loose shirt of the period. As he describes Joseph Smith's physical and personality traits, he begins applying his makeup, altering his complexion and adding to his costume - transforming him into the character of Joseph Smith.
Chamberlain says the portrayal of Joseph Smith marks the culmination of more than 10 years of research into his life. "I want to leave people with the feeling they have had a moment or two with the prophet," he said.
"If I don't do anything else, I've got to show the homespun integrity and down-to-earth purity of the man," he added.
Chamberlain has acted in or directed more than 250 theatrical productions and has appeared in more than a dozen LDS Church films, including the original version of "Man's Search for Happiness."
Tickets for "Joseph: The Man, The Seer," are $5 for adults and $3 for children, 5-12. It is recommended that no children under 5 be brought to the performances. Tickets are available at the Timp Missionary Book Store, Seagull Books or at the door.
For further information call Joyce Christensen of LoveLight Entertainment at 225-6927 or Jean Smith as 225-3786.