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Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage, at the Lion D'Or in Montreal, Club Oberon, ART in Cambridge MA, and Joe's Pub in NYC. An original Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay. Text by Jason Craig. Music by Dave Malloy.
Co-Direction by Mallory Catlett & Rod Hipskind.
Performers include: Kristen Sieh, Jessica Jelliffe, Rod Hipskind, Jason Craig, Anna Ishida, Shaye Troha, Dave Mallory, Mario Maggio, Jen Baker, Sam Kulik, Pete Wise, Rick Burkhardt & Ezra Gale. Trailer by Peter Blomquist.
Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage is an exhilarating SongPlay adaptation of the 9th century epic poem that harkens back to raw and rowdy storytelling of Scandinavian mead halls. Backed by an explosive seven-piece band, the show swells into a jubilant celebration of Beowulf, told by 3 scholars who recount the combative events of this legendary tale using equal parts reverence, provocation and satire. This award-winning, critically acclaimed extravaganza is a hallmark of Banana Bag & Bodice’s theatrical style. Mixing heightened, whimsical text with explosive original music, Beowulf is a unique event that re-inspires passion for the original poem.