“One of the most remarkable spaces I've seen in New York City. ”
Guest, Nov 2011

Fools Mass performed by Theatre Group Dzieci

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
December 16, 2012 2:00 pm

In Theatre Group Dzieci’s living example of Holy Theatre, a group of medieval village idiots are forced to enact their own Mass, due to the untimely death of their beloved pastor. Bursting with buffoonery and comic audience participation, Fools Mass is balanced with lovely hymns and chants from the 8th to the 14th centuries, creating a seminal work that has been Dzieci’s signature piece since 1998.

“Moving between the sublime and the ridiculous, drawing its audience through laughter toward participation and contemplation, the work resists being categorized as either theater or religion, becoming both at once in an event experienced by many as transformative.” — The Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd Edition

“Dzieci is not simply a troupe of performers but a community seeking together a profound relationship with the Spiritual.” ~ Rex Deverell, Minister Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church in Toronto

 “Dzieci is a wonderful example of the spiritual intensity possible when theatre engages the age-old mysteries of faith and the human experience.” – Canon Tom Miller, Cathedral St. John the Divine

iCal Import + Google Calendar