JEZEBEL'S GOT THE BLUES … And Other Works of Imagination by Merrill Farnsworth
Jezebel's Got the Blues … And Other Works of Imagination is a series of performance pieces that puts a new spin on stories from the Old Testament. In Merrill Farnsworth's inspired telling, Jezebel, Cain, Noah, Delilah, Lot's wife, and other denizens of Bible history reveal themselves as people with very modern stories to share. Jezebel and her friends are true originals — taking readers (and audiences!) on a creative, thought-provoking, insightful ride.
"Bette Davis played a haughty, headstrong Southern belle named Jezebel in the eponymous, somewhat legendary 1938 feature film. In modern usage, the name continues as a synonym for a sexually promiscuous or otherwise controlling woman. And yet, as the amazing Merrill Farnsworth — ASCAP songwriter, poet, visual artist — tells it, there must be more to this icon of seduction and evil. Farnsworth, who also happens to be a therapist, explores the Jezebel figure and her encounters with love, despair, and faith."
The Nashville Scene