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.
Part of Wadsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2016, the production is directed by Melissa Dunne, Artistic Director of new writing company Papercut Theatre (XY, I 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