Bette Davis played a haughty, headstrong Southern belle named Jezebel in the eponymous, somewhat legendary 1938 feature film. In modern usage, the name continues as a synonym for a sexually promiscuous or otherwise controlling woman. And yet, as the amazing Merrill Farnsworth — ASCAP songwriter, poet, visual artist — tells it, there must be more to this icon of seduction and evil. Farnsworth, who also happens to be a clinical psychologist, explores the Jezebel figure and her encounters with love, despair and faith in eight biblically inspired scenes that serve as the kickoff program for the eighth season of Christ Church Cathedral’s always challenging Sacred Space for the City Arts Series. This intriguing concept piece features the accompanying music of veteran Nashville multi-instrumentalist songwriter-producer Phil Madeira, and the dramatic readings are performed by local theater favorites Nan Gurley, Chip Arnold, Bonnie Keen, Carol Ponder, Jon Royal and Robert Kiefer. It’s a good bet this is can’t-miss entertainment for the thoughtful among us.