Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 7pm doors, 8pm show | $35 + fees | All Ages Welcome
The critical and commercial reactions to Johnny Cash’s iconic 1968 live recording, At Folsom Prison, are well documented – a No. 1 smash that catapulted Cash to crossover stardom and cemented his reputation as an artist who didn’t play by the conventional rules. But the behind-the-scenes tales of that fateful day, January 13, 1968, when Cash and his entourage put on two shows for the inmates of California’s Folsom Prison remain filled with facts and folklore.
That makes Folsom Prison Experience even more fascinating. Dubbed “an immersive tribute drama,” Folsom Prison Experience is a musical that merges live concert, stage drama, and audience participation interactive theater as it recreates one of the most important days in Johnny Cash’s storied musical career. At the center of the production is Church of Cash, the award-winning Johnny Cash tribute show featuring Jay Ernest as the Man in Black. In fact, Folsom Prison Experience was written by Ernest and his friend/collaborator Tom Pickard.
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Tania Blanich is the Arts Partnership’s Director of Operations