Believe ghosts before Angels. Ghosts speak from experience.





Chapel Perilous, a dimension beyond the time/space continuum where
living souls leave their physical bodies, as in dreams, performing rituals of
obsession until returning to human embodiment. Meanwhile, two wayward
monks wander into the Chapel to hear Father Timeless deliver his
sermons to the newly arrived congregation of lost souls.





Memorie Eden and Maple Holmes as Living Souls seeking escape from the Chapel


featuring
MEMORIE EDEN, LINDSAY REICH,
MAPLE HOLMES, and HELIA RASTI
as
The Living Souls

JOGEN SALZBERG and PATTON SMALL
as
The Wayward Monks

BRYAN SMITH
as
Trickster Jesus

SYLVI ALLI
as
Mad Mary

ED WELSH
as
Father Timeless



Ed Welsh as "Father Timeless"


"We attended the Saturday performance. Similar to Zen practice,
at first it seemed much was being asked of us. Later, of course, it became
impossible to ignore what was transpiring. There is a range and depth of
intense human experience being explored. As one might seek in a shared
ritual event, we left gratefully altered, our awareness of the nature
of delusion enhanced."
-
- William Bethea, audience member



Patton Small and Jogen Salzberg as the Wayward Monks


Zachery Martin & Sage Reilly, Tech Assistants.
Video & guitar, Antero Alli. Musical direction by Sylvi Alli.
Poetry by Sylvia Plath. Ritual design & direction by Antero Alli.

Click this for stills from the film sequences (by Antero Alli)
with "Companions of the Flame" (Sylvi Alli, vocals; Antero Alli, guitar)

Click this for the Pre-production LABYRINTH Lab)
our 10-week process of workshopping this performance




Where disembodied souls pass between incarnations


“Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I”, cannot be located
in the time-space continuum: it is weightless, odorless, tasteless, and
undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed like the Ego, once you’re
inside there doesn’t seem to be any way to ever get out, again, until you
suddenly discover that it has been brought into existence by thought
and does not exist outside of thought.”
– Robert Anton Wilson, author




Sylvi Alli as "Mad Mary" and Bryan Smith as "Trickster Jesus"
performing the final The Banishing Ritual ("Witch Burning")