On February 25th, 2011, ‘CASTING JESUS’…

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two of my favorite actors from 'Casting Jesus' by Christian Jankowski

…tonight’s live, recorded, and simultaneously projected three hour performance in Vatican City by Christian Jankowski at Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Saxia (the city’s oldest hospital, dating back to 727 and first reconstructed in 1204) had a Catholic American Idol Broadway Chorus Line Biblical soap opera vibe – with a series of svelt swarthy actors in their early thirties draped in flowing tunics slowly entering the long cathedral like hall of the old hospital and then following instructions to perform simple Jesus-like gestures, gentle raising of hands, serene smiles, distant gazes with stoic three quarter profiles, etc. by three discerning gentlemen (priests, producers, judges?) behind a table at the head of the hall. (website)