Fish Tale Group Theatre Productions

The Prodigal

"The Prodigal" is a modern dramatic telling of the parable of the prodigal son, set in the Mississippi Delta. Told through John Maxwell's eye for authentic dialogue, effortless comedy, and cutting drama, "The Prodigal" is perfect for fans of The Religious Monologues.

"The Prodigal" is John Maxwell's four character one-act play inspired by Henri Nouwen’s book "The Return of the Prodigal Son." The production has been touring to full audiences who have responded with overwhelming praise. “What started out to be a modest tour of a few churches in the Jackson area is turning out to be much more than that, Maxwell says. “The story just packs such a whallop. It's what so many of us claim in our own personal redemption." The play is about thirty minutes long and is followed by a lively question/answer after. The story takes place in the Mississippi Delta and the older brother is a daughter. But it’s themes are all there, just as they are in the Bible. It’s a story that’s two thousand years old and it holds up today just as powerfully as it did then.