A documentary about Terrence McNally's controversial play "Corpus Christi," which portrays Jesus and his disciples as gay and living in 1950s Texas, this film follows a 2006 production of the play from its beginnings in a small California church. Within months, the actors find themselves thrust onto the world stage, touring with the play to international acclaim. The troupe and the playwright share their stories with supporters and protesters as their travels take them to communities where hate and bigotry are all too prevalent. Mirroring a range of contemporary issues civil rights, marriage equality, AIDS, separation of church and state the play serves as a vehicle for change and gives voice to the gay community.
James Brandon United States 2012, 80 min.
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119