The Holy Mother of God is subject again to the blasphemies of the play The Testament of Mary.

This play is scheduled to be shown at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel by the Sea, California, with blasphemies against Mary Most Holy, such as:

  1. Possibly stripping most pure Mary completely naked on stage, as was done in NYC on Broadway in 2014.
  2. Denying Jesus to be the Son of God.
  3. Saying “I am not one of his followers.”
  4. Calling the apostles “a group of misfits.” Not one of them “normal.”
  5. Fleeing the Crucifixion, saying: “It was my own safety I thought of; it was to protect myself.”

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Information from Carl Cherry Center for the Arts:

The Testament of Mary is a ninety-minute, one-woman play depicting the mother of Jesus at the end of her life. It describes the story leading up to her son’s crucifixion from Mary’s own perspective, not as the religious icon she came to be, but rather as a woman, a wife, a mother, and a human being.

The play opens Friday, August 12th through Sunday, September 11th, 2022. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3:00pm. Masks required inside the theater. Tickets are $23 general admission, available for purchase online with no booking fee at or by calling (831) 233-1941. $20 for military (available at the door only).

Meet the Cast and Crew:

Jane Press (Actor/Producer/Production Designer) has been performing on stage since the Kennedy administration, She is the Founder / Artistic Director of PRESS THE BUTTON PRODUCTIONS, whose mission it is to give voice—on stage and off—to women over the age of fifty, in reclamation of our matriarchal heritage.

Maryann Schaupp Rousseau\ (director) is a director; actor; choreographer and theatre arts educator, working in these capacities on the Monterey Peninsula from 1989 until the present.  She served as Dean Emeritus for the Pacific Repertory Theatre (in Carmel) School of Dramatic Arts for eleven years.