Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption on DVD and VOD October 14, 2014
Terrence McNally’s ”Gay Jesus Play” Inspires Feature Documentary
What if Jesus was gay? Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally’s controversial Broadway play “Corpus Christi,” which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas. The documentary follows the troupe, playwright, and audience around the world on a 5-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion.
The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998 to intense protest and bomb threats. Terrence McNally is a four-time Tony Award winning playwright, famous for Broadway hits Ragtime, Master Class, and Love! Valour! Compassion!
The I AM Love Campaign centers around the play “Corpus Christi” and the documentary that explores where (if at all) the LGBT community finds itself at the table of faith and why they would want to return. The I AM Love Campaign’s mission is to change the story on religious bullying and homophobia, in all ages and walks of life, by first learning to love the self.
“Playing with Redemption and the I AM Love Campaign add a new dimension to the conversation that my play continues to provoke, and I look forward to CORPUS CHRISTI starting many more conversations around the country.” – Terrence McNally
Breaking Glass Pictures will release the documentary on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on October 14, 2014.
For more information, screeners, or press opportunities contact Erika Ayres at Breaking Glass Pictures, [email protected] or 267-324-3934.