Exploring the World of “Paul”:
Paul by Howard Brenton opens in previews at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket this Thursday, March 17th. (Play runs through April 17.)
About the play:
The road to Damascus, A.D. 34. Saul of Tarsus has built a fierce reputation snuffing out the followers of a growing religious cult. So when its recently crucified leader, Yeshua (Jesus), appears to him in a flash of light, Saul does an about-face, changing his name to Paul and devoting his life to spreading the good news. But what if Paul’s vision were the result of an epileptic fit or a well-meaning hoax? British Playwright Howard Brenton’s intriguing secular take on the evolution of a belief was produced to acclaim and controversy at London’s National Theatre in 2005.