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Harvard Agassiz Theater Hosts ‘Gaysian Love Story’ Between Judas and Jesus Christ

Harvard Agassiz Theater Hosts ‘Gaysian Love Story’ Between Judas and Jesus Christ

“a new interpretation of the Bible canon, and a commentary on race, class, and celebrity culture”

These people are such miserable cowards. There are certain other faiths that they would never dream of insulting in this way.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard theater hosts ‘heretical, gay’ musical about Jesus and Judas

Harvard University’s Agassiz Theater this week debuted a “heretical gay” biblical-based musical about Judas falling in love with Jesus Christ.

Specifically, The Crimson reports creator Sophie Kim’s play “ISCARIOT” is actually a “gaysian love story” — gay and Asian.

Kim’s website describes the production as “a new interpretation of the Bible canon, and a commentary on race, class, and celebrity culture.” It’s also “pretty much ‘Wicked’ meets ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’” Kim (pictured) told The Crimson.

Written a year ago, the story “reimagines Judas Iscariot as a queer Asian American senior” at a posh Hollywood high school where he and Jesus are chosen as prom kings.

Following the prom selection “shenanigans ensue. There’s a betrayal. There’s a crucifixion.”

“ISCARIOT” Music Director Jennifer Arakaki said she was excited to be part of the production because it shows an “Asian-American character can be in the spotlight and take a hold of their own story.”

Arakaki added that the show “has been a really good lesson about reclaiming the space I deserve and also recognizing my own individuality and not allowing the prophecy of the awkward, middle space that Asian-Americans always take up. Not letting that be my destiny.”

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Comments

Charles Martel | December 5, 2022 at 8:58 am

Gaysian play about Jesus? That’s easy.

Re-casting Jesus is old school and already been done: See Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar.

If the creator wanted to break new ground they would have written it using Muhammad and Ali ibn Abu Talib rather than Jesus and Judas.

Lets make a guess who had a screwed up childhood?

So who did they get to play Trump?
I mean, there had to be that scene in Act III where Trump gets stabbed in the back and his head cut off, right?
Otherwise, it would be like trying to do Punch and Judy without the paddle.

This week it is Harvard and Stanford carrying the standards of puerility and narcissism in the seemingly unending collegiate quest to find a cliff to march over..
The DSM is being rewritten on a daily basis.

A child given the family business. Instead of accepting proudly the torch and making things better, deciding to burn the business to the ground.

As a Christian, I think I should be horrified by this, but instead, I find myself wondering how (and why) an old Asian guy and Jesus end up as prom kings. This is what passes for collegiate theater now?

“…reclaiming the space I *deserve*….” Wow. Lots to unpack there. Nobody “deserves” anything—it has to be earned, particularly respect. The entitlement poisoning in that phrase alone is beyond detoxification.