Saturday, April 21, 2012

Upcoming: Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally, Austin Theatre Project at MC Church, May 25 - June 10

Austin Theatre Project


Corpus Christi Terrence McNally Austin Theatre Project TX 

Corpus Christi
by Terrence McNally
directed by Jeff Hinkle
MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks, 8601 S. First Street (click for map)

May 25 - June 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
Saturday matinee on June 2 at 2 p.m.
Tickets from $26.87 for students/seniors to $37.22 for premium seating
available now via
brown paper tickets

Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi is perhaps his most moving and controversial play, telling the story of Joshua, a young gay boy in 1950's Corpus Christi, TX. He is ridiculed, bullied, and hated by most of the people in his hometown and after he finishes high school, he flees... seeking people to share his message of tolerance and unconditional love. During his travels he finds a group of followers who help to spread his message. The time comes for him to return home and when he does so, he is betrayed by his high school boyfriend, Judas... with tragic results. Written in 1997, the themes of unconditional love and tolerance are honestly presented alongside the themes of bullying and hate crime, all of which make this work even more relevant today than it was fifteen years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an amazing play; it's always great to support local artists and actors while enjoying art.