“Who was Mary Magdalene?”
Was she the fallen woman saved from public stoning? The repentant sinner who anointed Jesus’ feet at the table of the rich man? Who were her family? Where did she come from? What was her position in the family of Jesus’ followers?
Upon This Rock is a first person narrative of the life of Mary Magdalene and her journey as a follower of the man called Jesus of Nazareth. The play is derived from the novel of the same name. The novel goes in to more depth and tells much of the Magdalene’s history before Jesus. It will be available for purchase at the performances of the play.
Upon This Rock is not a sermon. It is a work of fiction, based in the author’s study of both historical and religious sources. The play travels well outside the boundaries of a simple sketch of the woman offered in the Nicean gospels of the New Testament and introduces a woman of substance, the kind of life she was born to and the subversive path that she ultimately chose.
Written and performed by award winning actor, Roxanne Fay, Upon This Rock strives to make flesh the woman who is called “The Apostle of the Apostles”-Mary, the Magdalene.
Presented May 27-28 at 7PM at the Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg. See website for tickets and information.