|Young Jesus (Damon Daunno) has a new way to convert. Photo: Jennifer Reiley|
JESUS IN INDIA - DID HE REALLY SMOKE POT?
O.K. here’s the deal. Jesus is a young man in this play. He travels to India and rides around on a Camel. This Jesus is really handsome and he is also talented. Jesus can play many instruments dude. Yes, Jesus is now in the new age!
It’s hard to tell what this Jesus is up to, other than having a great time picking up girls. Oh yes, Jesus does have sex. So, I guess it’s safe to say – that this Jesus has found new ways to save souls. The religion is in the rock music. But, of course you have to be stoned to really get into it.
There are drifts of the Old Testament - but this time the words are supported by a rock band. And what would Jesus be without his groupies. He still has them. This is a fascinating new look at religion and Jesus. I’m not quite sure what it is all about, except for the sex. That I understand. On one hand they look like a bunch of Occupiers on bikes. And of course, young people have learned that every other word has to have some dirty words. Shocking? Well, not to me. I’m used to it. But I wouldn’t bring a Nun to see the play.
I will say that the writing by the playwright is highly intriguing. Insane maybe – but that’s what makes this peek at this different Jesus very interesting. Especially when he takes his tee shirt off.
It is a comedy for grown ups – it’s strange. What is this world coming to? Well I’ll answer that – it will most likely sell out every evening. Jesus leaves this impression on us: - “Girl, we’ve got a camel – we’re good looking!” – and they ride the hump off into the desert. And I might ad: "Dude - you're going to Hollywood!"
THE DREAM CAST: Damon Daunno-Jesus. (Powerful acting) – Jessica Lynn Carroll (Passionate). Bobak Bakhtian (Gopal) is remarkable. Mahira Kakar (Mary) is brilliant. And Jomar Tagatac (Sushil) – Is Terrific!
Written by: Lloyd Suh with superb direction by Daniella Topol.
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RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) -trademarked-
RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked-
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