"One of McNally's best, most moving and personal works . . . His updating of the Christ story is witty but not patronizing, as sober and cleansing as a dip in baptismal water."-Richard Zoglin, Time
"Corpus Christi provides a frequently fascinating experience. . . . [It] explores a quest for faith by a segment of the population-homosexuals-that has for centuries been excluded and condemned by the pious God-fearing."-Erik Jackson, Time Out New York
"Terrence McNally's controversial new play is a moving, perhaps even spiritual experience."-Dick Schaap, ABC World News
Terrence McNally won Tony Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class as well as Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical for Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman. In addition, Love! Valour! Compassion! won the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics' Circle awards for Best Play. McNally has received two Guggenheim fellowships, a Rockefeller grant, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The play depicts Jesus as a homosexual. Need I say more?
How can any reviewer describe a playwright that deliberates distorts the Gospel as a "true Christian" and get... Read more
Though unconventional and challenging, this play is the work of a true Christan: that is, of a person who's understood the meaning of Jesus Christ teaching of Love and Charity. Read morePublished on March 13, 2008 by Ventura Angelo
I agree with Grant Henson. Homosexuality was never ok with God. It was one of the reasons Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed in the first place. Destroyed with what? Read morePublished on November 6, 2005 by Chevalier
I would like to start by saying I have not read this but I have just seen the play performed during the Edinburgh Festival. Read morePublished on August 28, 2005 by George C. Cameron
This play is a wonderful piece of literature. There is nothing wrong with it-- at all.
The one thing people have to learn, or get through their heads, is that this is... Read more
Just another attempt by homosexuals to pretend that their lifestyle is rooted in Christianity when nothing could be further from the truth.Published on September 30, 2004 by Samuel S. Beus
It is not unheard of, the gospel of Jesus changed to tell a story in a new way; examples being: "Jesus Christ Superstar", "the Blue-Grass Gospel" and one might even go as far as to... Read morePublished on June 28, 2004 by Frank Johnson
For those reviews who called this blasphemous and inaccurate obviously missed the idea. This was never supposed to be blasphemous and most of all it was never supposed to be... Read morePublished on February 4, 2004 by "aaspence4"
Terrence McNally is an extremely gifted writer. I have seen two of his shows on Broadway this year. He has the ability to see past the minor issues of daily life and to examine... Read morePublished on February 3, 2003 by Bryan A. Pfleeger