Steve and I are both fond of the theatre and supporting local productions is something we are especially committed to. When my friend Jim invites us to Jesus Christ Superstar, a production he is performing in, we can’t turn him down.
It is an interesting interpretation of the life of Christ…more a political commentary rather than a religious statement.
There is much emphasis on the relationship between Judas and Christ and highlights the struggle of Judas in a way that is not discussed in the Bible.
To Judas, Jesus is just his friend and he is concerned that the hero status he is being afforded will be a threat to the Roman Empire.
Further highlighting the humanity of Jesus, the play also depicts a very different relationship with Mary Magdalene, which leaves us wondering how much of our understanding might be coloured by the interpretation we heard as children…