Edit: when the reviewer here says “iconoclastic” he thinks of it as being something positive. This is the real war on the woman. It attempts to portray Mary as a menopausal East Coast liberal. These sorts of events have been closed down and disrupted in Europe by courageous youth. Why not in New Jersey?
It was not quite the Blessed Mother I knew. But actress Fiona Shaw’s Mary was blessed in all her humanness on display at the Walter Kerr Theatre where she flawlessly embodied the mother of Jesus in the iconoclastic “The Testament of Mary,” by Irish playwright and author Colm Toibin.
Her Mary was raw and naked in many ways. And that could explain the protests mounted by the American Society of Tradition, Family and Property on opening night.
While some sang “Ave Maria,” others held signs that read, “It’s fiction, not truth, but 100 percent blasphemy.” The producers responded in a Playbill online statement, “The Testament of Mary explores in a very serious way, something that matters to all of us. It is neither anti-Mary nor anti-Christianity but a portrait of a very human woman a mother who is trying to make sense of and come to terms with the tragic death of her son.”
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It will not go well for those who dare touch the character or reputation of the Holy and Immaculate Mother of God. Not vulgar and presumptuous Irish playwrights, nor wicked Jewish writers of their unholy books...nor brazen Catholic prelates who write shamelesly write of what they should never dare reflect.
Hebrews 10:31, It will not go well... . As it will not go well for the devils who break into Churches to steal The Host. They will be visited by some misfortune, lingering distress.
" Why not in New Jersey"? This is an interesting question.
It seems we think of western Europe as having a head-start and more decadent than America. So why not in New Jersey?
Thanks be to God the play was cancelled after the protests. It was scheduled to play into June. It was cancelled a full six weeks early! No one has given a real reason why...
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