Bigger Than Jesus
Presented by Sydney Festival and Sydney Theatre Company
‘Extremely entertaining. Extraordinarily inventive.' Toronto Star
Created by Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks
Designed by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson
Bigger Than Jesus is a sinfully funny and poignant multi-media ‘mass' that questions the mysteries of life and historical and modern viewpoints on Christianity. A New York Jew teaches a crash course on Christianity 101, a preacher of the ‘Church of Me' trades a crucifix for a mirror, a flight attendant on ‘Air Jesus' answers prayers via his laptop camera...even Homer Simpson makes a brief cameo as Judas.
Director Daniel Brooks and performer Rick Miller carefully balance reverence and irreverence, creating a show that has been performed in four languages. At times educational, at times enlightening, Bigger Than Jesus is a truly unorthodox theatrical experience.
Critics and audiences worldwide have responded incredibly well to Bigger Than Jesus. The show has been praised by Christians, Jews, Muslims, and atheists alike, often provoking much-needed inter-faith dialogue. Although challenging traditional belief, it never seeks to trivialise it. Instead, what emerges is a “celebration of human spirit” that transcends organised religion.
Rick Miller returns to Sydney following his performance in Robert Lepage's Lipsynch for the 2009 Sydney Festival and his one-man show MacHomer in January 2010.
Produced by WYRD and Necessary Angel with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.
Read The Sydney Morning Herald's review of Bigger Than Jesus here.
Photo: Beth Kates
January 22, 29 at 2pm
January 23 at 1pm and 5pm
January 20: French language performance
January 25: German language performance
Under 30 $30
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