New Monty Python Adaptation To Debut in Toronto
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New Monty Python Adaptation To Debut in Toronto

101706Python.jpgFollowing the success of Spamalot, another part of the Monty Python canon is about to be “lovingly ripped off”. This time it’s the British comedy troupe’s 1979 film, The Life of Brian.
The story, which follows the life of a man born on the same night and street as Jesus Christ, will be adapted by the same duo that worked on Spamalot: Python Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The oratorio will debut in Toronto, at Luminato (“Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity”); apparently this is owed to Idle’s observation about American audiences: “You think people would really have a finale where people are crucified? I’m not sure people are ready for this. … I might have to start that somewhere else other than America.”
More on the production, entitled “Not The Messiah”, can be found in the Yahoo! News story.