UPDATE: Review by Jillian Owens for the Austin Chronicle, June 7
by Terrence McNally
directed by Jeff Hinkle
MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks, 8601 S. First Street (click for map)
May 25 - June 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
Saturday matinee on June 2 at 2 p.m.
Those attending performances on June 2 (2:00 performance) and June 10 (5:00 performance) will have a special opportunity to meet this extraordinary cast and talk with them about their unique experiences that have come about while preparing a controversial show.
Tickets from $26.87 for students/seniors to $37.22 for premium seating
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Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi is perhaps his most moving and controversial play, telling the story of Joshua, a young gay boy in 1950's Corpus Christi, TX. He is ridiculed, bullied, and hated by most of the people in his hometown and after he finishes high school, he flees... seeking people to share his message of tolerance and unconditional love. During his travels he finds a group of followers who help to spread his message. The time comes for him to return home and when he does so, he is betrayed by his high school boyfriend, Judas... with tragic results. Written in 1997, the themes of unconditional love and tolerance are honestly presented alongside the themes of bullying and hate crime, all of which make this work even more relevant today than it was fifteen years ago.