Pastor Lesley Abrams, center, leads her congregation in prayer. The local theater actress and improv comedian was recently commissioned as a lay pastor, although she jokingly refers to her commissioning as a coronation.
So, this actress/comedian walks into a Presbyterian church ...
Sounds like the setup to a great punch line, doesn't it? Well, here's the thing - it kind of is. But it's also the very true story of Lesley Abrams' life, Phase 2.
Arizona Theatre Company is wrapping up its fiscal year with a windfall - an anonymous Arizona donor has given a $500,000 unrestricted gift to the company. That's the largest gift the company has ever received.