‘Jesus in Montana’ " here in the valley
August 4, 2005
What goes through the mind of a person so convinced he has found the Second Coming that he gives up all else in his life to devote to a latter-day Christ?
Barry Smith, writer of The Aspen Times column Irrelativity, has been there and back. His one-man show “Jesus in Montana: Adventures in a Doomsday Cult,” documents in words and visual aids his early-’90s hitchhiking journey to Missoula, Mont., where he spent a summer communing and playing hacky-sack with a semiretired chiropractor who went by the name Doc.
The show, which premiered in Aspen in January, has been accepted for the upcoming New York International Fringe Festival. If you missed it last weekend in Aspen, you can catch Smith warming up tonight at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre Aspen tent at Rio Grande Park.