Written by Sara Fellini -- Directed by Isaac Byrne
May 7-May 30, 2015
Site Specific @ West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St.
NYIT Award - Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play, Outstanding Director
Father Yves Cauchon arrives to assist a decaying local parish when their Monsignor takes ill after drinking sacramental wine poisoned by pieces of plaster from the church itself falling from the ceiling into the chalice at the moment of transubstantiation— the turning of wine into the literal Blood of Christ, in the Catholic tradition.
The poisoned carafe of wine keeps mysteriously disappearing and popping up hidden in dangerous and precarious places as the priests, and the sacristan, come to terms with their own respective flavors of poison.
Personalities clash, emotional ties are challenged, and lies and deception culminate in the accidental murder of the hated pastor. Now they must each deal with the aftermath of their unhealthy decisions and personal investments.
"Wrenching and visually eloquent." - New York Times
Featuring: Sara Fellini, Adam Belvo, Samuel Adams*, Carl Danielsen*, Pete Oliver*, Pierre Marais, Ted Wald, Eric Soto, Erika Phoebus, Amy Higgs, Caitlin Murphy
Lighting/Set Design: Joshua Rose
Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen
Costumes: Trisha Bastian
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association