Credo

On Christmas eve, 16 year-old Jonas is called upon by God (in the form of Ozzy Osbourne) to be the next Messiah. Jonas' Israeli-Jewish father, lapsed-Catholic mother and troubled adolescent sister are more than reluctant to believe him. Jonas struggles with self-doubt but ultimately accepts the challenge when visited by Jesus Christ himself who emerges out of a poster in Jonas' room, as Kurt Cobain....
On Christmas eve, 16 year-old Jonas is called upon by God (in the form of Ozzy Osbourne) to be the next Messiah. Jonas' Israeli-Jewish father, lapsed-Catholic mother and troubled adolescent sister are more than reluctant to believe him. Jonas struggles with self-doubt but ultimately accepts the challenge when visited by Jesus Christ himself who emerges out of a poster in Jonas' room, as Kurt Cobain. Setting: Christmas Eve at Church and the Schlechtenheimer house.
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Credo

Character Information

  • Jonas
    16,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    laid-back slacker, into alternative rock and pot
  • Maya
    17,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Jonas' sister; a fierce individualist who feels imprisoned by her overly-structured life
  • Rachel
    late 40s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    their mother; late 40s; a Catholic overwhelmed with guilt due to her loss of faith
  • Ari
    late 40s,
    Israeli/Jewish
    ,
    Male
    their father, an Israeli Jewish medical doctor who is out-of-touch with his kids and wife but loves them immensely
  • God
    40s/50s,
    British
    ,
    Male
    a booming voice with a lower class British accent - manifesting in the form of Ozzy Osbourne
  • Jesus Christ (JC)
    20s/30s,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Male
    himself looking exactly like Kurt Cobain

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Moser Theatre, Oxford, UK
    ,
    2005