The St. Marcus Theatre -- which, it is important to remember, is housed in the basement of St. Marcus United Church of Christ -- is the brainchild of the church's pastor, the Rev. Dickson Beall, who a decade ago had a mild revelation "while driving down the road, thinking of the big basement we never used." St. Marcus, as Beall describes it, is in the "heart of the Benton Park and Lafayette Park." Ten years ago, Beall saw some demographics for the neighborhood, showing "an increasing homosexual population, and the largest proportion of people with AIDS in the city. I realized,... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
A rehearsal of Corpus Christi at the St. Marcus Theatre, a play that, according to one critic, "relates to a little-known episode in the history of Texas when the state was occupied by ancient Rome."