This Thursday, Get Mad at Sin! opens at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City. Conceived and performed by Andrew Dinwiddie and directed by Jeff Larson, Get Mad At Sin! is based on a 1971 record of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart recorded at the First Assembly of God in Van Buren, Arkansas. It is both historical document and portrait of Swaggart in his element before his televised rise to fame.

According to the original Jim Records album jacket, the recording is “one of the most hard hitting messages to the youth of America that you have ever heard before. This message pulls no punches, it tells it just like it is, dealing with the problems of entertainment, rock and roll music, sex, and a host of other problems that beset our youth today – It seems ‘the big guns of hell’ have been turned upon the sins of our youth to steal, kill and destroy. Jimmy Swaggart, in this dynamic message, deals with these problems and thousands of young people all over America have been touched by the Spirit of God and lives have been changed under this sermon.”

Further information and tickets are available here.