New York Theatre Workshop presents Mabou Mines' production of Pataphysics Penyeach, avant-garde legend Lee Breuer's irreverent new one-acts (a la Alfred Jarry): Summa Dramatica - a spiritual acting lesson, and Porco Morto - an elegy for Ponzi Porco PhD, pig of the avant-garde.
Delivered as a lecture/postscript to William James' "Varieties of Religious Experience", and developed through workshops at The Flea Theater and The Actor's Studio, Summa sends up and up and up into the ionosphere "Acting-in-Itself". Porco Morto is a memorial service for Ponzi Porco PhD, avant-garde pig and author of "The Lonely Planet Guide to Heaven on Earth". Porco is resurrected, via a bunraku puppet, to rhapsodize upon his sexual attraction for The New York Times.
OBIE award-winners Ruth Maleczech and Greg Mehrten star as the four-armed bovine Goddess and the old pot-head pig…an intimate of Hunter Thompson…who fell in Love with The New York Times when he realized he had always wanted to screw the system.
"Mabou Mines has trained us during decades to expect provocative and insightful shows that make us think. This one makes us laugh and think at the same time, the most absorbing combination."
Saviana Stanescu - nytheatre.com