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Jesus - No Ordinary Life at The Blue Room

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
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A sketch comedy that studies the celebrity of religion
The year is 5BCE and the Church is faced with dropping attendances and waning interest. So they do what any go-ahead, modern organisation would do - they hire an advertising agency.

Jesus, Damon Lockwood, Blue Room Theatre, Satire, Church
Auditioning for a figurehead at the Blue Room (Photograph courtesy of Lockwood Productions)

The firm decides that what the church really needs is a figurehead. Someone attractive, but with the common touch, someone remarkable but ordinary; someone who can perform .. miracles.

If this concept appeals, you need to see the new play by playwright Damon Lockwood whose previous comedy I (honestly) Love You was so well received. It's called Jesus - No Ordinary Life and is on at The Blue Room from June 16th.

Lockwood says of his latest production: "The seemingly constant abuse of power from an institution that purports selfless love I find saddening and shocking. We have assembled an astounding cast to present a different but no less likely history of Christianity. And the play is as funny as hell."

Jesus, Damon Lockwood, Blue Room Theatre, Satire, Church
Jesus - No Ordinary Life at the Blue Room (Photograph courtesy of Lockwood Productions)

In case you're wondering, the advertising agency hold an audition and they get some good people auditioning including a chap called Jesus. He seems good, but he hasn't quite got the right look ....

Jesus - No Ordinary Life runs at the Blue Room Theatre Studio in the Perth Cultural Centre from the 16th June at 8:30pm until the 4th July.

Tickets cost $15 to $25 and are available from the Blue Room website or by ringing 9227 7005.

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Why? Sharp script, effortless comedic satire
When: 6:00pm and 8:30pm
Phone: 9227 7005
Where: The Blue Room, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
Cost: $15 to $25
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