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 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. Photo Credit: Julie Archer

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 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.


Photo Credit: Julie Archer


Pataphysics Penyeach: Summa Dramatica/Porco Morto

Mabou Mines

Written and Directed by Lee Breuer

USA (New York)

UTR 2009 - Mabou Mines Studio