Overview


Synopsis

Corpus Christi (part auto-biography, part Passion Play) is the story of Joshua, a young gay man, born in Corpus Christi, Texas, who grows up, falls in love, gains 12 followers, and is utimately persecuted for being just as radical with his message of love and self-divinity as another man from Nazareth was nearly 2,000 years before. Terrence McNally's play is highly controversial due to its depiction of Christ and the Apostles as gay men living in modern day Texas. It contrasts modern devices like television with anachronisms like Roman occupation. This Judas betrays Jesus (in McNally's version, known as Joshua) because of sexual jealousy.



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1998
Genres
Drama, Historical/Biographical
Ideal For
professional theatre, community theatre, university theatre, all-male cast

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