The Dayton Playhouse will present the controversial drama Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally this November 13-22 at their facility in Wegerzyn Garden Center just off Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton. In it, a modern day Jesus-like figure and the Apostles are depicted as gay men living in Texas – a daring theme that caused the playwright to receive death threats and the Manhattan Theater Club to receive bomb threats when it first opened in NYC in 1998 (as noted in this NYT review of a 2008 revival of the show).
Corpus Christi features a cast of some of the finest young actors in the area staged in a “presentational” style by Director Michael Boyd. “I’ve wanted to produce this play for almost 10 years and finally, the Dayton Playhouse has given me the opportunity to tell this wonderful story!” Boyd said. “It’s the story of a young, Christ-like figure, Joshua, played by actor Sean Frost, who leads 12 men on a journey of self-discovery and love — only to be betrayed by his closest friend and lover.” he continued. “It’s a deeply spiritual story that will not fail to move you with its compassion, conviction and love.”
For mature audiences only, the play opens on Friday, November 13th at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH and runs two weekends. Check out the event listing on the DMM Event Calendar for show days & times and a one-click link to add this event to your own personal calendar.