I'm Not Jesus Christ

9th May 16 - 26th May 16

9th May 16 - 26th May 16
7:15 pm
Theatre N16 @The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
£12 (standard) / £10 (previews & concessions)
Event website

I’m Not Jesus Christ
 is a darkly humorous true tale about 11-year old Mihai, raised by his mother to believe he is the Second Coming. All he really wants is to be like his hero Michael Schumacher but, as his birthday approaches, his mother has other ideas. 
The English language theatre debut of one of Romania’s most exciting writers, Maria Manolescu’s play is produced by acclaimed new writing company Papercut Theatre (XY, **** One Stop Arts).
Maria Manolescu won the DramAcum prize (Romanian award for best new playwright) in 2007, and has had her plays mounted at the National Theatre of Iasi and The Very Small Theatre in Bucharest (directed by Gianina Carbunariu). She is a published novelist, and was part of the Royal Court International Residency in 2007 where she developed I’m Not Jesus Christ.

Part of Wadsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2016, the production is directed by Melissa Dunne, Artistic Director of new writing company Papercut Theatre (XYI Still Get Excited When I See a Ladybird), and produced for Papercut by Cristina Catalina (Elevator – **** Time Out, All Change Fun Palace at The Lyric Hammersmith, Das Spiel at VAULT Festival – People’s Choice Award), with support from the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Translation originally commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre.

“The play outlines a universal peril: casting our children in the role of redeemers of our own anguish or sins.” Playwright Maria Manolescu
Company page (incl blog): www.papercuttheatre.co.uk
Facebook event: http://bit.ly/FB_jesus
Twitter handle: @papercuttheatre
Venue link: www.theatren16.co.uk
Dates: 9th - 26th May 2016 (Previews 9th & 10th, press night 11th)

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