Review by SOO CHYUNJune 30, 2023 certified reviewer
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Jesus’ profound declaration that “the truth will set you free” reverberated in my mind throughout the captivating performance. This thought-provoking show poses a poignant question: How many Christians find themselves ensnared within the confines of religious dogma, unable to fully embrace the liberating essence that Jesus so sacrificially embodied? Moreover, it challenges us to acknowledge the scars borne by those coerced into adhering to rigid and uncompromising religious beliefs.
As a creator myself, having once crafted a musical centered around the theme that “God does not reside within the walls of a church building; people are the church” As expected, my work was rejected by the church community. Going through that process, I never imagined I would encounter another performer who shares my mindset and passionately challenges the identity of Christianity.
However, it is crucial to clarify that this production does not seek to convert or proselytize. Instead, it encourages us to embrace the transformative power of change, to seek hope in the face of adversity, and to embark on the arduous but deeply fulfilling journey of self-discovery. Dan’s masterful performance effortlessly saturates every nook and cranny of the stage with a rich tapestry of diverse characters and emotions, skillfully inviting us into his captivating world.
In a mere, yet unforgettable, blend of entertainment and audacity, Dan successfully communicates a message concerning Christian identity that has consumed my thoughts for an entire decade. His remarkable execution is nothing short of triumphant, leaving an indelible impression of fearlessness and admiration.