The Testament of Mary
Actors Collaborative Toledo and the Artists Series at Trinity Episcopal Church present a staged reading of "The Testament of Mary" by Colm Tóibín; featuring Barbara Barkan as Mary. Directed by Jeffrey Albright.
All proceeds from this event will assist in the purchase and installation of the bronze sculpture of "Homeless Jesus" at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Reception begins at 7:00 p.m.; curtain is at 8:00 p.m.
Testament is Mary's first-person account of watching her son turn from a child into a revered godhead. It is recorded years after the crucifixion, when disciples are visiting her regularly, eager to collect tidily divine stories as fodder for the Gospels. Testament is Mary's version of events, the more earthly side of the story that her visitors refuse to write down. Mary relates some of Christs most well-known plot points: the raising of Lazarus, turning water to wine, the crucifixion all the while waxing nostalgic on simpler days, back when her son wasn't The Son. By her account, Christs most well-known acts were far from providential, and Mary herself isn't as demure as myth would have it.
Originally produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin Productions. Commissioned by Dublin Theatre Festival and Landmark Productions, with the support of Irish Theatre Trust.
Trinity Episcopal Church (View)
316 Adams St.
Toledo, OH 43604
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