2 April 2004
The pushing of the Christ
What a visual Donna conjures up here:
Tonight is Audra's play. She plays a leper in Jesus Christ Superstar! She is also in the chorus. I am looking forward to going, mainly because she told me that the guy playing Jesus is somewhat overweight and they struggle to get him up on the cross. The band actually puts down their instruments and helps hoist him up.
Now I'm not a fan of the usual ethereal, wan, almost wussy characterization of Christ that shows up in entirely too much Western art and semi-art, but this adds a whole new, um, dimension to Mark 15:31.
"He saved others, himself he cannot save," indeed.
Addendum: On a scale of 35 to 98, rate the probability that I will burn in hell for this post.
Update, 3 April, 4:20 pm: She went, and she's reevaluated the guy playing the lead:
As it turns out, he was just broad and husky. I had visions of Meat Loaf circa 1976 up on the cross, his big belly obscuring the loincloth. That was not the case. This Jesus was just big-boned.
Still: Meat Loaf? Donna, I'm crazy about you, but you're scaring me.Posted at 10:32 PM to Almost Yogurt
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