Arts and Entertainment

The Rev revs up to perform

David Godsey as The Rev. - Jeff Dunnicliff Photo
David Godsey as The Rev.
— image credit: Jeff Dunnicliff Photo

A “Sunday Social Hour with the Rev,” will happen at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 3 p.m. for socializing.

The Rev, a character created by Open Space founder and longtime UMO Ensemble member David Godsey, is a free-wheeling, folksy and outspoken man of God/huckster who preaches uplifting sermons while dishing up an ecumenical roster of entertainment.

The Rev’s special performance on Sunday will include music from island singer/songwriter Sarah Christine, composer Jason Staczek, songstress Azula and sax player Dianne Krouse. Local bon vivant Kevin Joyce will also be on hand to dole out entertainment, and spoken word performances by storyteller Michael Meade, radio voice Jeff Hoyt and poet Merna Hecht.

Godsey, speaking in the voice of the Rev, promised an afternoon of fun.

“All the folks joinin’ together to offer up somethin’ moving and inspiring — that’s special, yes it is,” he said. “I hope everybody comes out to get a good dose of some vitamins for the spirit.”

Tickets, $10 in advance and $12 at the door, are on sale at, the Vashon Bookshop and the door.

“Sunday Social Hour” will kick off Open Space’s new series, “Sundays at 4.” Future events will include “Sunday Swing with The Portage Fill Big Band” and  a new magic and poetry show from Tom Pruiksma.

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