Act Two begins with one of his former dungeon-mates telling the Pharoah (Michael John Lewis) how Joseph correctly interpreted his dream to mean that he would escape execution. The Pharoah has been having dreams that no one can figure out, so Joseph is brought in to do so and promptly does. Soon he is the Pharaoh's right-hand man, and his predictions assure that the country will survive famine and prosper. When his starving brothers come to Egypt because food there is plentiful, they appear at the court begging. They don't recognize Joseph as he does them, so he puts them to a test, falsely accusing one of theft. When they stand behind their mistreated brother and offer to share punishment, Joseph knows they have changed, reveals himself, and forgives them.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was intended by its Old Testament author to be a morality tale exemplifying how virtue is rewarded. Not a bad hope, as Judeo-Christian aspirations go.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christian, Courthouse Center for the Arts,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   TWOTENOYSTER BAR & GRILL  |  July 23, 2014
    One of the appealing features of living in a place called the Ocean State is that there are plenty of water-view restaurants.
  •   BEE'S THAI CUISINE  |  July 16, 2014
    On the radar of Providence foodies, the ding of Bee’s Thai Cuisine has grown increasingly louder and brighter.
  •   THE FINAL COUNTDOWN  |  July 16, 2014
    Strap in for a fast-paced adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery.
  •   A SO-SO SATIRE  |  July 02, 2014
    There’s this poor country whose medium of exchange is goats (actually, promises of parts of a goat — promissory goats).
  •   PROFOUNDLY SILLY  |  June 25, 2014
    It’s been more than a half-century since Eugène Ionesco’s first play, The Bald Soprano , was written in a burst of splenetic post-WWII exasperation over the ludicrous behavior of his species.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ