Pataphysics Penyeach: Summa Dramatica & Porco Morto

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$15.00 Individual Show; $25.00 Both Shows

About This Show

Mabou Mines presents avant-garde legend Lee Breuer’s Pataphysics Penyeach (a la Alfred Jarry), two one-acts: Summa Dramatica – a spiritual acting lesson, and Porco Morto – a memorial service for Gonzo Porco PhD, an avant-garde pig. Delivered as a lecture/postscript to William James’ “Varieties of Religious Experience”, Summa sends up and up and up into the ionosphere -“Acting-in-Itself”. A post-obit Porco, author of “The Lonely Planet Guide to Heaven on Earth”, comes back to life via a bunraku puppet. OBIE award winners Ruth Maleczech and Greg Mehrten star as a four-armed bovine Goddess, and as an old pot head pig who fell in love with the New York Times when he realized he had always wanted to screw the system.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 8, 2009 Final Performance: January 18, 2009

Theatermania Review

| | January 13, 2009
Mabou Mines’ new pair of one-acts may please longtime fans, but neophytes are likely to be a bit dumbfounded.