Terrence McNally's (Love! Valour! Compassion!) contemporary telling of the life of Jesus is presented in thoughtful, vividly human ways. Using the ages-old story, he shows the fight against cruelty, division, hatred and, above all, hypocrisy. Named one of the best plays of the year by Time magazine in 1998, Corpus Christi is one of the most moving passion plays written, an affirmation of faith and a drama of power and scope.