For the Love of Christ Plays Cherry Lane Theatre Aug. 15-28 | Playbill

News For the Love of Christ Plays Cherry Lane Theatre Aug. 15-28
For the Love of Christ — part of the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival — begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre Aug. 15.
Kristy Cates
Kristy Cates

Directed by Holly-Anne Ruggiero with choreography by Holly Cruz, the cast includes Kristy Cates, Marty Thomas, Eryn Murman, Steven Strafford, Dan Amboyer, Ben Knox, Eric Rubbe and Jamaal Wilson with AJ Wilson, Jay Reynolds, Jr., Zachary Denison, Kale Clauson and Jason Michael Miller. For the Love of Christ features book, music and lyrics by Ben Knox with additional book by Heather Collins and Karen Weatherwax and additional lyrics and arrangements by Brian J. Nash. "In 1979, a French-Canadian airline steward flew into San Francisco and all hell broke loose," according to press notes. "This bathhouse brouhaha explores the advent of AIDS while satirizing mankind's extremes — religious mania, gay drama and maniacal monkeys make for an outrageous experience!"

The production features sets by Michael Kramer, costumes by DH Withrow and lights by Christian DeAngelis.

The new musical is presented by Knoxious Productions with co-line producers Joey Oliva and Noah Himmelstein.

Show times are Aug. 15 at 2:15 PM, Aug. 19 at 10 PM, Aug. 21 at 5 PM, Aug. 24 at 3 PM and Aug. 28 at 7 PM.

The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 38 Commerce Street. For tickets visit

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