BENEDICTUS is an original play written by Tom Atea, about a Pope who is visited by Jesus Christ, The Virgin Mary, God and the Holy Spirit. Through these visions and visitations the pope is instilled with a new gospel and is told to resign from the papacy and begin to preach the new way. The new way where life on earth is treasured above all, that original sin is in fact original blessing and that the traditions of the Catholic Church fence us in. Produced at the Theatre for the New City in the East Village, directed by Mark Marcante, original music composed by Arthur Abrams, assistant directed by Danielle Hauser, stage managed by Tashila Futch, lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff, sound design by Joy Lischiel, costumes and props by Lytza Colon, and set design by Sara Harris. Arthur Harold as Pope Benedictus, Jocob Storms as Father Devoto, H. Clark Kee as Cardinal Fiore, Peter Welch as Cardinal Nolan and Bob Homeyer as the President of America. Along with Robert G. Mckay as God, David Zen Mansley as the Holy Spirit, and Jeff El-Enin as Jesus Christ I portray the last character of the holy manifestations as The Virgin Mother. Mark Mcantre director of BENEDICTUS had given a great foundation and tremendous encouragement, thank you.
BENEDICTUS runs for 3 weeks at The Theater for The New City, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Visit The Theater’s website here or buy tickets here check out the play’s official website here