Daily Archives: 03/21/2013

Punchdrunk’s “The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable”

(Community Matters) Ultimate site specific theatre. Most of us know the Punchdrunk theatre company for their NYC production Sleep No More. Steven and I  stumbled onto them  ten+ years ago. They’ve just announced their next production, this one in collaboration with the National Theatre. Highly, highly, highly recommend it – and I’ve not even read it or spoken with them about it, nevertheless . . .

Shrouded in mystery in the Gaurdian

punchdrunk the drowned man

at Royal National Threatre

Step into the world of Temple Pictures where the Hollywood studio system meets a forgotten hinterland filled with dreamers who exist at the fringes of the movie industry. Here, celluloid fantasy clings to desperate realism and certainty dissolves into a hallucinatory world.

Inspired by Büchner’s fractured masterpiece Woyzeck, this theatrical journey follows its protagonists along the precipice between illusion and reality.

Poor, Sick & In Prisoned

(Community Matters) I love this

Politico Playbook: BREAKING – “Pope to hold major Holy Week service in youth jail” – Reuters/Vatican City : “Pope Francis will hold a major ceremony next week in the chapel of a youth prison instead of in the Vatican or a Rome basilica where it has been held before, the Vatican said on Thursday. Francis will conduct the Holy Thursday afternoon service at the Casal del Marmo jail for minors on Rome’s outskirts. During the service, the pope washes and kisses the feet of 12 people to commemorate Jesus’s gesture of humility towards his apostles on the night before he died. All previous popes in living memory held the service either in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican or in the Basilica of St. John in Lateran … When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio often celebrated the Holy Thursday service in a jail, a hospital, a home for the elderly or with poor people.”

[poor] naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me