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Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption (2012)

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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 ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jeanene Ambler ...
Andrew / Herself
Nic Arnzen ...
Himself
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Joshua / Himself
Sheilagh Brooks ...
James the Less / Herself
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Judas / Himself
Melissa Caulfield ...
John the Baptist / Herself
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Matthew / Herself
Mark Colbert ...
James / Himself
Paul Denniston ...
Peter / Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Bartholomew / Himself
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Himself
Molly O'Leary ...
Thomas / Herself
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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. Written by James Brandon & Nic Arnzen

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Challenge Everything You Believe.

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The film has previewed at various film festivals across the country since 2011 to allow the audience a voice in the filmmaking process, reflecting the substantial role they played in the international touring success of this production. See more »

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25 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We had the pleasure of hosting this documentary for a sneak preview at our theater in Bridgeport, Connecticut this past Sunday. It was not only riveting, it was of the highest quality. It brought to the audience the vital importance of love and equality in our world. Everyone should see this film to understand the necessity of its message. The cast was honest and moving. The footage was extremely well done, as were the placement of the interviews of the cast and the professionals. THis film will have an impact on everyone that sees it, not just on people who are gay. THis film is not an attack on any organization or organized religion. Rather, it is a beautiful depiction of the intelligent, thoughtful play that Terrence McNally clearly wrote from his heart. It invites the viewer to embrace spirituality. We look forward to having the film return to our theater for an extended run.


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