… And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472503800.80000001
Scenes: 8. Roles: Male (4) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

In Marcus Gardley’s And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi (2007), the world of the Civil War provides the setting in which Greek myth, talking trees, singing rivers, and a moonwalking Jesus combine to interrogate the politics of sex and the body.

By disregarding and distorting sacrosanct narratives and images of Christianity and American history, Gardley pushes us to rethink the lessons and limitations of these institutions vis-à-vis our contemporary moment. His inventive and brazen formal approach not only prompts such re-evaluations, but also frames an affecting story whose essence is one of longing, redemption, and forgiveness.

From The Methuen Drama Book of Post-Black Plays

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Marcus Gardley

ISBN: 9781408173824

Series: Play Anthologies

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