Ed Iskandar is a genius. He has mounted an epic play of bibilical proportion- literally! A cast of 54 — including a 19-member angel chorus — performed 50 short plays over a five and a half to six hours— with lush music, complex choreography. I haven’t even felt that it was that long. It helps if you are familiar with the bible but not necessary. What Iskandar has shown is that it is not about the words written but the message of love. Which I think is very applicable to our current events. So many righteous people follow the bible blindly word for word as if God literally wrote it. But it’s not. That’s the point.
I applaud The Flea, The Bats and Iskandar and co. for mounting this excellent production- it is a must! If you love New York Theater, this is an event you should not miss.
The chorus, the songs have added emotional content and I love it! The ensemble is amazing- a well-knit group. But I discovered, it’s not the length of your role but the performance that makes one outstanding. Stephen Stout as Peter was heartbreaking as he denied knowing Jesus three times— the anguish in his face brought me to tears. The part where two assassins are trying to save a baby was also heart-tugging. There are so many highlights but these two scenes touched me.
As for the nudity, each Act has a nude scene. In Act One- Jaspal Binning as Adam is in the nude for almost — seemed like half an hour– and the stage is well lit! You can see every nook and cranny of Jaspal. I don’t know why he pulled his foreskin back, ( I don’t think Adam is cut lol). But I love his hairy armpits, and hairy ass, and his cock and balls on display is just yummy!
In Act Two- Kyle Hines as Lazarus showed us his tight body, and beautiful cock, circumcised, thick and well trimmed pubes. Elijah Tricon who played Abel in Act I- is the pisser. I clearly saw him pissing. He has a circumcised cock.
In Act 3- Colin Waitt as Jesus exposed his six pack abs and low hanging balls, circumcised cock.
I agree with welq. There are 2 rows of seats, left and right rows. Each rows are divided in the middle. I sat on the left upper half and I saw all the nude scenes clearly including the pissing scene.
NUDITY RATING: Super 5!!!!