A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: August 25, 2010 at 8pm to September 9, 2010 at 10pm
Location: SummerStage NY, Joe's Pub NY, ART's Club Oberon Boston, Les Escales Improbable Montreal
Website or Map: http://bananabagandbodice.org/
Event Country: usa, canada
Organized By: Banana Bag & Bodice
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2010
After a successful smash-hit run in April, 2009 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City, and multiple gigs at Lower East Side music venues, Banana Bag & Bodice brings their award-winning epic SongPlay on tour.
Monsters and professors collide in blood-soaked Scandinavia as this hefty poem is rescued from the grasp of 1,000 years of highbrow analysis and transformed into a defiantly raucous dissertation on art and violence. With an 8 piece band including dueling trombones, bass clarinet, accordion and saw, Beowulf combines Weillian cabaret, 40's jazz harmony, indie rock, punk, electronica and Romantic lieder into a cacophonous swirl.
Written by Jason Craig
Music by Dave Malloy
Co-Directed by Rod Hipskind and Mallory Catlett
Jen Baker, Rick Burkhardt, Jason Craig, Ezra Gale, Rod Hipskind, Anna Ishida, Jessica Jelliffe, Sam Kulik, Mario Maggio, Dave Malloy, Kristen Sieh, Shaye Troha, Pinky Weitzman and Peter Wise
**Winner of the 2008 Glickman Award**
**Best of 2009, The New Yorker**
**2009 Innovative Theater Award Nomination, Best Music**
**Best of 2008: East Bay Express (#1), SF Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian, SF Examiner, Mercury News**
From the creators of A Very Sandwich Christmas, The Fall & Rise of The Rising Fallen, The Sewers and Panel.Animal
-The New Yorker
"Has the makings of a cult fave."
"A thrashing, bashing rendition of the 'Beowulf' story...all done to music that demands to be described as demented."
-New York Times
Photo by Ryan Jensen