Review On CHURCH DISCIPLINE


David MacDowell Blue

David MacDowell Blue

Writer, Registered Critic


CHURCH DISCIPLINE at ZJU

Of course the sermon eventually began, and with it the true wackiness.  The publicity doesn't really let folks know Church Discipline is a comedy, so let me be the one to tell you.  A dark comedy.  A zany comedy.  A genuinely startling comedy.  As Pastor Luke (Slezak) begins his teachings for the day, we learn this Church seems very well-meaning.  They urge folks to confess their sins in a bit that raised my eyebrows all the way to my hairline a few times.  As a group they seem pretty forgiving, at least of most things.  Lola (Emily Charouhas) had an abortion for example, and while shocked the congregation pretty eagerly prayed for her forgiveness.  What they do find beyond the pale is something of a comment--cross dressing.