Play directory : Corpus Christi

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  • Author
    Terrence McNally
  • Written
  • Overview
    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 earlier. It 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 this version known as Joshua) because of sexual jealousy.