Terrence McNally's Internationally Acclaimed Corpus Christi
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The last date listed for Corpus Christi was Saturday April 28, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Steve Thrush
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There was something quite remarkable about this event. It had to do with the intensity of the performance, the sincerity with which it was presented and the depth of the emotional pull the story had on the hearts of nearly everyone in the room. I didn't want it to end, and, thank God...! It won't if this little band of players has anything to do with this crazy world in which we live. If you have the chance to see this and don't...regardless of your perspectives on life, love, Jesus or anyone who has been marginilized in life, you'll be doing yourself a huge disservice. ~steveT
Quotes & Highlights
- “Without the noise of controversy, the play can finally be heard. Staged with admirable delicacy, this 108 Productions revival has moments of hard-won sentiment that will win over the biggest skeptic.” —The New York Times
- “The performances are remarkable … it is undeniably moving.” —The Advocate