A sketch comedy that studies the celebrity of religion, Damon Lockwood’s Jesus: No Ordinary Life follows the tale of possibly the greatest propaganda campaign in the history of humanity to its stunning and still unresolved end, at The Blue Room Theatre from 16 June 2015.
Around 2020 years ago, the Church was struggling, attendance numbers were down and merchandise sales were at an all-time low. Christianity needed a figurehead, someone attractive but also a man of the people. A man who could perform ridiculous and astounding things… Miracles almost. A man called Jesus.
Auditions were held. Although the actual Jesus auditioned for the role, he just didn’t quite have the right look for the part and didn’t book the gig…
“The seemingly constant abuse of power from an institution that purports selfless love I find saddening and shocking,” says Lockwood. “We have assembled an astounding cast to present a different but no less likely history of Christianity. And the play is as funny as hell.”
Fast and funny, Jesus: No Ordinary Life is a play to do unto others as will be done unto you.
Writer & Director: Damon Lockwood Featuring: Shane Adamczak, Andrea Gibbs, Brendan Hanson, Talei Howell-Price, Nick Pages-Oliver & Sean Walsh Set & Costume Designer: Cherie Hewson Sound Designer: Robert Woods Stage Manager: Michael Maclean Producer: Talei Howell-Price
Jesus: No Ordinary Life
The Blue Room Theatre Studio, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
Season: 16 June – 4 July 2015
Bookings: (08) 9227 7005 or online at: www.blueroom.org.au