Gay Jesus play canceled in Fort Worth
POSTED: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 1:01pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 1:44am
FORT WORTH - A Fort Worth theater has withdrawn its offer to stage a student play about a gay Christ-like figure that was canceled at a small-town campus.
An online post by Artes de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth Thursday says its board of directors retracted the offer a day after they had extended it.
The theater's executive director Adam Adolfo told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram there were concerns about "financial repercussions and patronage."
The Terrence McNally play "Corpus Christi" premiered in New York in 1998 and is considered blasphemous by critics.
Tarleton State University student John Jorden Otte had originally planned to direct the play for a class on the Stephenville campus. The class instructor canceled the March 27 campus production after receiving violent phone calls and e-mails