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  • Site Work to WorkSites: Peculiar Works Project Illuminates the Insides of the City Martha Steketee

    3Christs is an adaptation of a study about therapeutic experiments with three men who believed they were Jesus Christ at Ypsilanti State Hospital in the 1960s. Performed in Judson Memorial Church, 3Christs exemplifies the essence of Peculiar Works Project.

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    Though set in 1988, Idris Goodwin’s play’s insistence on the power of words, creativity, and voice as a means of self-assertion, growth, and transformation is of timeless importance and is especially relevant now.

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