Not the Messiah! — By Spamalot's Idle and Du Prez — to Play Wolf Trap
By Andrew Gans
Spamalot co-creators Eric Idle and John Du Prez have reteamed to create a comic oratorio inspired by both Handel's "Messiah" and Monty Python's "Life of Brian."
Not the Messiah!, according to Wolftrap, tells "the tragi-comic story of a man mistaken for the Messiah. This new work for 100 musicians is an attempt to create a new form—the comic oratorio—from the Pythons' most admired movie. Idle—singing baritone-ish—reprises some of his best-loved roles from this legendary movie that reminds you to 'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life.'"
Tickets, priced $20-$55, are available by visiting www.wolftrap.org.
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is located at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, VA.
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