Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi to Be Revived in Milwaukee

News   Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi to Be Revived in Milwaukee
 
Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally's controversial, gay-themed retelling of the story of Christ, will be produced by Theatrical Tendencies at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Mark E. Schuster will direct a cast featuring Jeffrey Berens, Tairre Christopherson, Joshua Devitt, Michael Endter, Brian Firkus, David Goines, James Lautenbach, Charles Lynch, Joel Marinan, Mark Neufang, Roger Rivas, James A. Skiba and Keith Smith.

"McNally's Christ figure is a character named Joshua, a young man born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas," according to press notes. "Different from the other boys because he is homosexual, Joshua grows up in isolation and torment, an object of scorn. He flees Corpus Christi in search of a more accepting environment, gathering along the way a group of disciples who are bound to him by his message of love and tolerance. Joshua delivers his Sermon on the Mount, and officiates at a gay marriage ceremony, but, inevitably, his radical teachings (like Jesus') will not deliver him from his fate."

The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center is located at 703 South 2nd Street in Milwaukee. For more information and tickets, visit theatricaltendencies.com.

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Theatrical Tendencies is Milwaukee's newest nonprofit professional theatre company, dedicated to presenting plays dealing with diversity issues and particularly with the experiences of the LGBT community. 

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