A Jesuit Off-Broadway (PB)
SJ James Martin
Number of pages: 252
An Off-Broadway cast has plenty of questions about life and faith—and Fr. James Martin is just the right person to offer some answers.
Can we believe the Bible? Does hell exist? What is sin? A Jesuit Off-Broadway provides answers to these and more questions as it recounts Fr. Martin’s thrilling six months with New York’s LAByrinth Theater Company. Asked to serve as the theological consultant for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Fr. Martin soon discovers that everyone from the playwright to the actors has pressing questions they want answered.
Over the course of the many weeks leading up to opening night and during the play’s sold-out run, all who are involved in the play come to understand that the sacred and the secular aren’t so far apart after all—and that Fr. Martin is much more than an invaluable adviser: he’s a genuine friend.
James Martin, S.J., is associate editor of America magazine. A prolific author, writer, and editor, his books include Searching for God at Ground Zero and In Good Company, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tablet, and Commonweal. He resides in New York City.