Runs 60 minutes
Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
BEOWULF - with Pop-up Dramaturgy!
translated and adapted by CHARLIE BETHEL
performed by JOHN HEIMBUCH
directed by AMY RUMMENIE
dramaturgy by SARAH HELLER
presented by WALKING SHADOW THEATRE COMPANY
promotional art by ERIK A. EVENSEN
Walking Shadow Co-Artistic Director John Heimbuch performs Charlie Bethel's fierce hourlong retelling of Beowulf.
This is a faithful and accessible adaptation of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic.
Available until May 31.
This is the archived video from April 2, 2020, with optional pop-up dramaturgy.
- You do not need a Facebook account to view.
- Skip to about 13 minutes in (after the “preshow” for the live audience to settle in).
- Optional: go to the sidebar on the right and set the pulldown menu to “realtime comments” for Sarah Heller’s pop-up dramaturgy to appear at the correct points in the video.
THIS EVENT IS FREE. (If you're inspired to donate, there's a link there too.)
Runtime: approximately one hour.
Content Warning: Beowulf contains vivid descriptions of physical human/monster violence. Please contact us with any specific questions about content.
Runs 107 minutes
Open Window Theatre
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
Looking for some professionally-recorded local theatre? Watch the 6-camera shoot of the world premiere of Jeremy Stanbary's MERCY UNRELENTING at Open Window Theatre!
WATCH THE VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mercyunrelenting
ABOUT THE PLAY
A female journalist arrives at a monastery in Italy for a surprise interview with a reclusive killer. She is seeking the truth about his brutal murder of a young girl that captured the nation's attention almost 50 years prior. Now, on the eve of the young girl's canonization as a Catholic saint, unwanted questions spark unexpected answers, igniting a final confrontation that forces them both to face the demons of their past. NOTE: This play tells the true story of St. Maria Goretti and her murderer, Alessandro Serenelli. The play features some intense action and mature subject matter.
ABOUT THE VIDEO
This is a beautiful 6-camera live performance video shoot of the world premiere production of MERCY UNRELENTING by Jeremy Stanbary at Open Window Theatre. This play premiered in 2013 and was an audience favorite at the original Minneapolis location. To learn more about Open Window Theatre, visit: openwindowtheatre.org
The Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday in the Catholic tradition and to celebrate we're offering free rentals of MERCY UNRELENTING April 16-19. Simply use promo code COVID19 during checkout to receive your free 48-hour rental. Outside of the promo period, rentals are $5 for 48 hours.
If you wish to support Open Window Theatre during the coronavirus shutdown, you can make a donation here: donorbox.org/open-window-theatre
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For more online creative offerings from Open Window Theatre, check out our Spoken Word Project: spokenword.openwindowtheatre.org