the grand inquisitor OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    Closing:
    January 1, 2009

    Theater: NY Theatre Workshop / 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    The Grand Inquisitor takes place in Seville during the Inquisition. Christ, in his infinite mercy, returns to the world of man in human form and enters the burning streets of the city, where, the previous day, the Grand Inquisitor had sent a hundred heretics into the flames. The Grand Inquisitor has Christ imprisoned and asks, "Is it you? You?"

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF the grand inquisitor

    Holy Man and Holier in a Battle for Power

    BEN BRANTLEY

    October 30, 2008: A flash of gold gleams briefly, an unexpected burst of warmth among the chilly palette of gray, black and white that dominates Peter Brook’s severe production of “The Grand Inquisitor,” which opened Wednesday night at the New York Theater Workshop. This source of precious light is a small crucifix, an object you would expect to find in the hand of the man who holds it, a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the play’s title character.

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