Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally’s controversial play that depicts Jesus as a gay man in 1950s Texas is getting ready to make waves in San Francisco when theater company 108 Productions performs it this weekend. The play, which has drawn harsh criticism from Catholic organizations, has just as rightly gained many allies. In addition to the play, a documentary was created that follows its inception call Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a premiere for that will take place at the Castro Theatre on April 29. Trailblazing California State Senator Mark Leno (D-3) will participate in the opening of the movie.
Three performances of the play will also be held during the premiere weekend. At 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 28, Southside Theater at Fort Mason Center will host a performance. The First Unitarian Universalist Society will host two subsequent performances in its Small Chapel, at 7:30 P.M. on Sunday and 7:00 P.M. on Monday. Tickets are available here.