The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 by: Jeffrey Albright | Category: Arts and Entertainment

ACT presents "The Testament of Mary" by Colm Tóibín

with Barbara Barkan as Mary
directed by Jeffrey J. Albright and original music by Mark Owen

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (reception at 7:00 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church (316 Adams St. 43604)

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance at

Actors Collaborative Toledo presents the area premiere of this one-woman show; a provocative account of the days leading up to and following the crucifixion. The Testament of Mary is Mary's first-person account of watching her son turn from a child into a revered godhead. It is recorded years after the crucifixion, when disciples are visiting her regularly, eager to collect tidily divine stories as fodder for the Gospels. Testament is Mary's version of events, the more earthly side of the story that her visitors refuse to write down. Mary relates some of Christ’s most well-known plot points: the raising of Lazarus, turning water to wine, the crucifixion all the while waxing nostalgic on simpler days, back when her son wasn't The Son. By her account, Christ’s most well-known acts were far from providential, and Mary herself isn't as demure as myth would have it.

All proceeds from this event will assist in the purchase and installation of the bronze sculpture of "Homeless Jesus" at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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