A Type of Christ

    14:30, Sat 12th March 2022 at Jesus College
    Lent Week 7

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    We are dealing with the Bible here, so things predictably get quite violent. Content warnings as follows: death of children and violence against children, genocidal flood that wipes out most of the world, death of Christ.

    A medieval mystery play is really a smaller series of plays dramatising Bible stories, from Noah’s ark to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They’re a much-loved tradition in many English cities, and they can also include musical and dance elements. Although they are very connected to Christianity, parts of them use humour or creative licence to reinterpret aspects of the Bible, so you don’t need to belong to any religious tradition to enjoy it!

    We're reviving an old Jesus College tradition, and we’re going to be using the modernised scripts - don’t worry, it won’t be performed in fourteenth-century English. Additionally, every new production of the mystery plays brings its own interpretation of the Bible to the table, and ours will be focusing on the themes of fellowship, motherhood and sacrifice. The play will be performed in Jesus, moving around different venues within the college.

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    'A Type of Christ' Audtions

    The cast size is flexible, with lots of potential for doubling. Major roles include God, Jesus, Abraham, Isaac, Noah, Noah's Wife, Herod, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Slots for Friday and Saturday auditions need to be booked. Monday audtions are drop-in. You can also send in video auditions to before 6pm on Tuesday 30th November.

    • Fri 26th Nov, 14:00–16:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College
    • Sat 27th Nov, 11:00–13:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College
    • Mon 29th Nov, 14:00–16:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College

    Contact before 1st Dec 2021 08:00 for more details.


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