Inspired by Terrence McNally's Passion Play
told through the lens of a young gay Jesus, Corpus Christi: Playing with
Redemption follows a group of actors who began production on the play seven
years ago in a small church. Within months they suddenly found themselves
thrust in the world spotlight touring to international acclaim. The
documentary follows the troupe and the playwright sharing their stories with
supporters and protesters as they continue their tour across the world to
communities where hate and bigotry are much more prevalent. Mirroring the
reflections of dialogue in society today, especially in regards to civil
rights, marriage equality, HIV/AIDS, and separation of church and state, this
production has become a vehicle of change for a community struggling to find
its voice. Meanwhile, the company of actors find themselves on a journey that
would forever change their lives.
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Festivals and Awards
Chicago International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Wild Rose Independent
Film Festival Edinburgh Theatre Festival International Dublin Gay Theatre
Awards International Dublin Gay
Theatre Festival Intercultural Dialogue Award Edinburgh Theatre Festival - Nominated
for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Wild Rose Independent Film Festival - Winner Best Documentary Feature & Best Director
Runtime: 78 min. Rating: NR Genres: Documentary, LGBT Subtitles / Closed Captioning: Closed Captioning Available in English