And now, for something completely different.
For decades, a staple of humor in general, and geek humor in particular, has been the antics of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The legendary British comedy troupe has produced quite a few films, but perhaps none so controversial as Life of Brian, a satirical take on the life of Jesus Christ. What’s more ridiculous than a British comedy troupe doing a film about Jesus? How about an oratio spoofing Handel’s Messiah based on the work of a Brisith comedy troupe doing a film about Jesus?
Yeah, you read that right. Not the Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy) is a collaboration between Python’s Eric Idle and conductor/composer John Du Prez, meshing the on-the-nose comedy of the film with a wide variety of musical styles. Idle himself describes it as “baroque ‘n’ roll.” We won’t spoil every song and style here, as the show definitely needs to be seen & heard to be believed; but rest assured, fan-favorite sing-along “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” will be part of the proceedings.
Not the Messiah is playing for two nights only (Jan 31 and Feb 1) in the Philadelphia area, at Downs Cultural Center in Wilmington. Admission is $25, discounted to $20 for seniors and $18 for students and military. Hope to see you there!
Not the Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy)
TWO Nights Only! Jan 31 @ 7:30pm & Feb 1 @ 7:30pm
Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets
Downs Cultural Center @ Ingleside
1005 N. Franklin Street
Wilmington, DE 19806