POPESICAL, a papal musical comedy, at FringeNYC
The Pope is dead. The Cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new Pope. No one has ever seen what happens – until now. The backbiting. The sacrilege. The hilarious song-and-dance.
They will compete in top secret “Papal Challenges” to prove their worthiness. Masks, courtesy and piety are stripped away as the Cardinals discover who they really are—and what it really takes to be Pope.
The Fringe is the first step in the development of the show, and future plans include full-scale productions of POPESICAL. Maybe the Pope will request a command performance at the Vatican! (Though we’re not holding our breath.)