A new production of Corpus Christi at Stage Left aims for compassion over controversy

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Inclusivity and compassion come through Stage Left’s take on Corpus Christi.

From the moment pen was put to paper, Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi was bound to ruffle feathers. The play transposes the biblical story of Jesus and the Apostles to one of gay men living in latter-day Texas, a creative choice that predictably drew protests and condemnation from religious groups when it debuted in 1998.

The strong reaction had an impact on performances and perspectives alike. As a result, early productions of Corpus

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