Colm Toibin’s “Testament of Mary” brings Jesus’ mother down to earth

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Fiona Shaw in a scene from The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín, directed by Deborah Warner.  Photo by Paul Kolnik/courtesy The Testament of Mary production

Fiona Shaw in a scene from The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín, directed by Deborah Warner. Photo by Paul Kolnik/courtesy The Testament of Mary production

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NEW YORK (RNS) How far can one go in retelling a Bible story, adding things that are not in the original? Colm Toiben's ``The Testament of Mary,'' which opens on Broadway, goes a long way in recrafting the story of the Virgin Mary.