Gay Jesus Play Headed to Fort Worth Stage

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Apr 9, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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The play will now travel to a Fort Worth stage.

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Updated -- the play is off again -- read more here.

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The gay Jesus play is back on!

After drawing much scrutinty when it was set to play at Tarleton State University, where it was eventually canceled, the play has found a new home at a theater in Fort Worth, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Though a specific date for the show has not been finalized, John Jordan Otte's production of Corpus Christi is expected to debut at the 250-seat Rose Marine Theater in May.

Adam Adolfo, executive director of the theater, is offering the theater to the students free of charge, and told the Morning News that it was important to him to give the Tarleton students "a place that is safe and supportive" to present their work.

Critics, who said the play was blasphemous, caused such a stir that the university became concerned for the well-being of those in attendance.  First, they blocked access to the show by making it invitation only and then canceled the production outright just hours before it was to debut.

Otte said he is a gay Christian and chose the play to help other gay youths who may be struggling with their faith.

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