**This information was sent to me by the performer and has been set up by her and the location. There are two show dates: Nov 1st ad Nov 2nd. Please keep in mind that this show is going to be performed in a church! Tickets are $15 regular price and $10 for students. The website to purchase tickets is below. I'll try to answer any questions I can about this event via the performer. Thank you!**
A Jesus puppet! Mary’s first orgasm! A public stoning!
Check your politically correct baggage at the door — it's time to ride the irreverence train through one woman's religious childhood.
Writer/performer Thea Deley weaves together character skits, spoof films, live music, and YES! game shows to cleverly convey her journey from believer to blasphemer in her brave solo show, "Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)."
Says ex-Baptist Kari Schoonhoven, “I laughed so hard I fogged up my glasses!”
“By sharing — and laughing at — my own story,” Deley says, “I replace the fear and superstition of my childhood with my new religion: love and personal responsibility.”
“Thea’s experience with religion is all too common,” says Rev. Brian Henderson, who wanted to bring Deley’s provocative show to Capitol Hill as part of his commitment to “breaking down barriers and changing stereotypes for my church.”
It's an unlikely partnership -- a gay minister and an atheist comedian. But when a mutual friend introduced the pair, they discovered a shared desire to see religion evolve. “I’m pushing from outside Christianity while Rev. Henderson pushes from inside,” says Deley. “He’s been remarkably supportive and I’m proud to be working with him.”
“Thea’s show is amazing, provocative, stunning and sharp,” Henderson says. “Her articulation of what it means to be human and to love couldn’t have come across more clearly.”
Audience members will have a chance to share their own stories in small groups at an informal Speakeasy immediately following the performances.
Read Thea’s Q&A with Westword:
Show Tickets & Trailer:Tickets are $15 regular and $10 for students and can be purchased at: https://jlybhm-denver-2013-11-01.eventbrite.com/
Rated “RAD!” by the Metro State student newspaper; we had to rate it “R” for the dildo.