Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What's The Buzz?

Over at the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre they are looking for a director for their May production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The news I hear is that Tony Alberti, local theatre veteran and flaming homosexual wanted to direct the play, but the board of directors shot him down when he revealed his plans to have gay and lesbian "apostles", and the show would have been set in a NYC bar!

I wonder what it is with gays and their attempt to corrupt everything with their gayness. I know the phrase in creative circles nowadays is "I want to make this show relevant to people today". Jesus Christ Superstar probably doesn't need your help staying relevant.

It seems you and your gay friends are the ones seeking to be relevant in a society that doesn't really care, so you are constantly trying to find new ways to shock and awe the normal people, and then cry bigotry and equal rights when people go off on you.

LTWB , my hat is off to you, bravissimo!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh I like that play a lot! I didn't at first but it grew on me over the years. I guess I should I say I like the 1973 movie.

Speaking of gay, I've seen parts of this other 2000 version that I can't stand. Mostly because the Jesus in that one is this flailing "woe is me" fragile whiny person which doesn't fit Jesus to me at all. It's kind of unbearable. But also there seems to be a kinda gay vibe coming from Judas to Jesus (although Jesus doesn't go for it). They don't make it explicitly obvious but the undertones are there, to me. Might as well make it Judas though, lol... Judas was okay-acting but omg the rest of it was just really annoying, Jesus walkin' around his wife-beater and cargo pants just doesn't work to me. It's like West Side Story meets Jesus. I don't recommend. (It's like this Australian version).

Anyway. Yep. And come on now, in the play Jesus was compassionate towards the adultering whore (for lack of a more appropriate word), so cut the gays some slack. ;) However her unsavory status was a 'thing' that was disapproved of etc. (leading to the whole throwing stones line from Jesus)..but if they were going to incorporate the gay apostles as if there was nothing out-of-the-ordinary about it, that would seem kinda inappropriate.

BUT from what you said it does sound like the director was just trying to make it a "gay" thing, and radical (in a bar) which I wouldn't have gone for either if I was on the board of directors. Save it for something else.

- L