God's Gypsy: Saint Teresa of Avila -- Drama Premiere
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The last date listed for God's Gypsy: Saint Teresa of Avila was Sunday January 12, 2014 / 6:00pm.
Currently at Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from G,H.Red Velvet
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It was a very mixed bag between depicting women totally dedicated to their God, religious raptures, and a very stereotypical presentation of the inquisition and its abuses mixed with more modern scenes of sexual abuse by a priest. Apparently a lot of the script was taken from a book Teresa published. It probably would read a whole lot better in the original than this modification for the stage. The best thing about the play was the creative set. Those columns and walkways really captured the architecture of a Spanish convent. G.H.
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First but not most importanntly, there is a rape or "humping" scene that lasted maybe 30 seconds that we found distasteful. Secondly, the acousrtics prevented us from understanding some of the female actors dialogue. Thirdly, I couldn't decide...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“… Some of the most dramatic and sensational moments I have ever witnessed on stage. Tour de force for both Blignaut and Cooper … ” - Broadwayworld.com #
“Powerful and deeply moving … a team of excellent actors. Coco Blignaut leads the way as Sister Teresa …" - Examiner.com
“Flowed with humor and tension mixed with the facts … I recommend the play not only for the education it provides, but for the superb acting … ” — L.A. Splash Magazine
This show is recommended for ages 14 and older due to adult themes and mature content.
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.