Overview


Synopsis

Benedictus focuses on a fictional pope who decides to retire after having a series of visions directing him to resign from the papacy and preach a new gospel. Pope Benedictus is visited by Jesus, Mary, God and the Holy Ghost, who urge him to abandon his conservative theology in favor of humanistic fulfillment. However, his intentions do not gain favor with the Cardinals, who swiftly look to undermine the determined, elderly Pope. Are Benedictus’ visions real? Is the world ready for a new gospel?


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2013
Genres
Settings
Contemporary, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
The Vatican, Present Day
Cast Size
Ideal For
All-Male Cast, College/University, Mostly Male Cast, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, elderly, adult, young adult characters

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