New York City, N.Y., May 6, 2013 / 14:52 pm
A Broadway show that depicted the Virgin Mary as a doubting skeptic who thought Jesus died in vain failed to attract a large audience and closed on Sunday less than two weeks after it opened.
"The Testament of Mary" was a monologue written by the by the Irish writer Colm Toibin.
The play envisioned Mary, performed by actress Fiona Shaw, as a critic of Christianity who doubts Jesus' divinity and believes his friends are a bad influence. Mary is portrayed as someone with anger and sorrow over Jesus' crucifixion, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The play was originally scheduled to run at the Walter Kerr Theatre from April 22 to June 16. Instead, it closed after 27 previews and 16 regular performances.