TITLE

Black Jesus in Union City, NJ, `The Passion Play' stirs community racism

PUB. DATE
March 1997
SOURCE
Jet;03/24/97, Vol. 91 Issue 18, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the reaction to actor Desi Arnaz Giles' acceptance of the role of Jesus in `The Passion Play' at the Park Theater Performing Arts Center in Union City, New Jersey. His status as the first black man to play that role at that theater; The negative responses, including death threats; The amount of positive responses compared with negative.
ACCESSION #
9703311106

 

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