Judas actor hanged in The Passion of Christ play
It is thought that Klimeck reached for the wrong rope, a confusion that meant his colleagues thought he was only pretending to die. After a few minutes, the crew spotted that Klimeck realoly was unconscious and cut him down.
Klimeck remains in serious condition. Update: He has died.
Meanwhile, over in Hollywood, Mel Gibson should realise that his blood and sandals romp The Passion of The Christ was a bit tame. What with Klimeck’s method acting and the Philippines Players’ genuine crucifixion scenes (see below), Gibson’s Jesus lacks authenticity. We urge him to create a sequel, The Passion of the Christ – More Passion, in which Mel really is persecuted by the police, forced to live among a dozen single men – all of whom are Jewish – and, in a modern twist, is gang raped by a “pack of niggers”…
Volunteers dressed as Roman Centurions, drive nails through the palms of an unidentified Catholic devotee in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday at San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, April 6, 2012. More than two dozen Catholic devotees have themselves nailed on the cross on Good Friday, a practice rejected by the Catholic Church but has become a tourist attraction.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)