Theatre comes to the Washington Irving Chapel with a one night only production of Fools Mass by the Dzieci Theater Company! Friday, December 14th 7:00 PM $20 donation ($10 children) Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance.
"Dzieci is a wonderful example of the spiritual intensity possible when theatre engagesthe age-old mysteries of faith and the human experience. We at the Cathedral foundthe very stones of our monumental building coming alive through their presence."Canon Tom Miller, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City
“We recently saw theatre company Dzieci's performance of Fool's Mass. It was an incredible experience. It's a play about how a group of "fools" (village idiot types, idiot savantes, etc.) in the 15th century attempt to carry on with a Mass after they discover the priest has died right before it's about to begin. We kind of wandered into this, not knowing what to expect, worried it would be either offensive to the mentally handicapped or sacrilegious. In my opinion, it was neither. In my opinion, it was a near perfectly done spiritual slapstick exercise - and it had a good point about religion and God and we lowly ones down here on earth in all that we do to honor God. Most of all, however, it was funny. I laughed my ass off and often couldn't stop. I have not laughed this long or this hard in quite some time. I'm not sure if it was my own 30 years of pent-up Catholicity finding some (ir)reverent release, or the sheer cleverness of the actors' buffoonery - but there was some magical mix in their performance and I loved it. When I wasn't laughing out loud or struggling to hold back my laughter during the more solemn moments, there were tears streaming down my face - mostly from the laughter and of joy, but some from the pure sweetness of the message of this very real and brilliant comedy of errors. It was like an enjoyable and poignant comic sermon.” - catholicmanhattan.blogspot.com
Tickets available on line at http://sleepyhollowcemetery.org - space is limited please reserve early!