Corpus Christi

By Terrence McNally
Iron Crow Theatre
April 6 – 15


“We are going to tell you an old and familiar story.”

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in the 1950s, Joshua is a gay man who also happens to be the son of God. Terrence McNally’s contentious work is a modern queer retelling of the gospels depicting Jesus and the Apostles as gay men living in modern-day Texas. Known as the queer passion play, Corpus Christi follows Joshua from his birth in a seedy motel room to his senior prom, from gay disco to death by crucifixion. Often called blasphemous by religious protesters, this controversial play thoughtfully re-frames the identity of the Christ figure while unpacking his essential lessons of love and faith.

Of Special Note: Premiering in New York City in 1998, The New York Times published an article linking the uproar in response to the production to the death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. Matthew Shepard’s death inspired the creation of The Laramie Project to be produced by Iron Crow Theatre in June of 2018.

Please note that Corpus Christi explores mature themes, contains adult language, sexual content and violence, and may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.


Showtimes:
April 6 @ 8pm
April 7 @ 2pm & 8pm
April 8 @ 5:30pm
April 12 @ 7pm
April 13 @ 8pm
April 14 @ 2pm & 8pm
April 15 @ 5:30pm

Tickets:
General Admission – $30
Educator/Senior/Veteran – $25
Student – $15

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