Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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.
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 - 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.