How to Write a New Book for the Bible

South Coast Repertory

Earlier this year, a Harvard professor revealed the possibility that Jesus may have been married thanks to the discovery of a biblical papyrus containing the words “my wife.” Skeptics call the piece inauthentic, but the implications are very real. What is the Bible if not the complex story of human life—love, suffering, fear, strength and forgiveness? And what relationship contains more complexity and emotion than that of a family? In playwright and Jesuit priest Bill Cain’s How to Write a New Book for the Bible, the familial unit is placed under the microscope as his own experiences caring for his dying mother are depicted on stage. Containing moments both bitter and sweet, this tale celebrates a parent’s love and a son’s devotion—similar to another very popular book you may have heard about.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Nov. 18, 2012

 
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