Theater companies come together to present Reformation production (Salisbury, NC)

On both sides of the Atlantic, plans are coming together for the English-language premiere of “In God’s Own Country,” Oct. 12-15 and 18-21 at the Meroney Theater, 213 St. Main St.

The play chronicles the beginning of Lutheranism in America — led by Henry Muhlenberg — but it’s much more than that, says Reid Leonard, PPT’s resident director. “It’s a story about the beginning of America, the establishment of religion and culture in a new country, in God’s own country. It’s not Catholics versus Protestants. It’s not anti-anything. This story even predates the American Revolution.”

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