St. Jimmy Celebrates "The Food at Our Feet"
Sun, July 5th, 2015
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St. Jimmy invites you to a gastro-liturgical event which takes notable cooks as spiritual ingredients. With this cooking-show-meets-church-service, St. Jimmy forages from chef personalities, biographies, and voices – from the literary aspects of Sandra Lee’s peculiar sentence structure to the literal sounds that come from looping the frequencies of Paula Deen’s butter-fueled glee – and turns them into a communal experience of cabaret, tragedy, edible puppet oratorio and encounter with the divine.
Praise for the St. Jimmy Celebrates “The Food at Our Feet” at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival:
“No matter your denomination, or your viewpoints on God, you will enjoy the works of St. Jimmy, and when he asks you to take the jello, do so and immerse yourself completely into the show. He will amaze you.” -The Pittsburgh Stage
“Grzelak told me it was his first performance in Pittsburgh. Let’s hope for more.” -Pittsburgh City Paper
About St. Jimmy:
“Wunderkind of weird” (Washington City Paper);
“A winningly offbeat imagination” (Washington Post) — more press quotes below.
Jimmy Grzelak is a spiritual voyager and living master. In a year of travel by train across Eurasia (funded by the generous Florence Chandler Fellowship), St. Jimmy went looking for truth. He went on bubble tea dates with the Buddha in an undisclosed location and scrubbed potatoes for Jesus in Siberia. But on a wifi connection in Thailand, the truth came to him – cooking show hosts and celebrity chefs are the most popular and innovative gurus of our time; why has no one built them a church?
Written & Performed by Jimmy Grzelak (Class of ’13)
Directed & Designed by Cate McCrea (Class of ’13)