Book by Bekah Brunstetter
Music and Lyrics by Cinco Paul
Originally Produced at Olney Theatre Center, Olney, MD
February 4, 2022-March 6, 2022

From Cinco Paul (Despicable Me) and Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) comes the delightfully witty, sublimely inspiring story of teenaged Mary Magdalene, who falls in love with the carpenter’s son next door… who happens to be a kid named Jesus.

Artistic Statement: Olney Theatre Center has been developing this beautiful work for almost three years, and now, with the pandemic's end in sight, we are so proud and grateful to be bringing it to the stage. As a musical about self-knowledge, kindness and open-hearted spirit, A.D. 16 is the healing musical our community needs at this moment. - Jason Loewith, Artistic Director

Grant Statement: We deeply appreciate the support of the Edgerton Foundation as we move forward from the pandemic. An Edgerton Foundation New Play Award will extend the rehearsal process for A.D. 16 and provide the creative team invaluable time to refine the humorous and heartfelt story. This work will occur in partnership with interfaith leaders and members of our community, who will provide feedback during the rehearsal process. The expanded rehearsal period will also enable the team to polish the orchestrations and vocal arrangements of this delightful and engaging R&B score. - Debbie Ellinghaus, Managing Director

Director: Stephen Brackett