Of all the depressing stories found in the Bible, Job's tale takes the cake. Literally suffering a fate worse than death, Job goes from prosperous to penniless in one day. The poor guy loses all his livestock, his children, his servants, his health and his wealth. "Curse God and die," Job's own wife advises him. (Sure, the Book of Job ends happily, but you try telling that to all the dead animals, servants and children.) So, how could you ever turn such a bleak tale into less of a total bummer? Well, Rudy Eastman and Joe Rogers decided to give it a try by adapting Job's story into a fun-filled, toe-tapping musical extravaganza for Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre. Presented for the first time outside the Jubilee by the Artisan Center Theater, the musical adaptation runs through November 15 at The Belaire Plaza, 420 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through Saturdays, with Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. For tickets call 817-284-1200 or visit artisanct.com.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m. Starts: Oct. 24. Continues through Nov. 15, 2008