Holy Christi

In 1998, Terrence McNally's play about the life of Jesus, Corpus Christi, opened in New York to protests, bomb threats, and general right-wing horror-show outrage, then went on to stir up the same stuff around the world, even earning McNally a fatwa in London. The heavily lauded playwright saw it coming: Corpus Christi re-imagined Jesus and his disciples as gay men living in 1950s Texas. Take that, Dan Brown. Now, in honor of the 10th anniversary, the award-winning play is again rolling around the globe after a long, sold-out run in L.A. under the direction of Nic Arnze. Christi concerns peace and harmony and God’s love for all, which makes it a fine fit for two shows at Grace Cathedral. But the tour won't shy away from more troublesome spots -- it plans on hitting the Midwest and Ireland, trailed by filmmakers for an upcoming documentary, before landing in New York. Keep your heads down, fellas! Corpus Christi plays at 2 p.m. (also at 8 p.m. on March 7.)
Fri., March 7; Sun., March 9, 2008

 
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