Curio Theatre Company begins its 10th Anniversary season with a bang. The company is debuting a newly created work, The Matter of Frank Schaefer, this November. The Matter of Frank Schaefer follows the journey of Lebanon County pastor Rev. Frank Schaefer from April 28, 2007—when he performs the marriage of his son to another man—through the 2013 trial in which the church finds him guilty of disobedience and removes him from service. In the course of his dynamic and influential response to the trial, Schaefer challenges the Church “to stop treating gays as second-class Christians.” The play asks the questions, What makes a Christian? And Who sets the rules of proper Christianity?
This world premiere runs November 12-December 6. Opening night is Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m. The show will be performed at Curio’s home space at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Avenue. Tickets cost $15-$25 and are available by phone at 215-525-1350 or online at www.curiotheatre.org
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