Tuesday, May 19, 2020

(All day)

Beowulf: A Virtual Performance... with Pop-up Dramaturgy!

(All day)
Runs 60 minutes

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

This is the archived video from April 2, 2020, with optional pop-up dramaturgy.

  1. You do not need a Facebook account to view.
  2. Skip to about 13 minutes in (after the “preshow” for the live audience to settle in).
  3. 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.

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8 pm

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Fundraiser for Strike Theater

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Strike Theater Facebook Page
facebook.com/striketheatermpls

$5-10 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!
Buy tickets online

Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, the concept around which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov, "My Own View"
 
Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differed from our own? Listen to regulars from the country's only open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural horror! Log in, and hear about places of which you've never dreamt.
 
WARNING: performers are uncensored and may present adult content.
 
Strike Theater is dedicated to Twin Cities sketch comedy, storytelling, and spoken word. Founded by Director of Word Sprout and SlamMaster of Poetry and SlamMN! Allison Broeren, and longtime Improv Artists, Educators, and Brave New Workshop Alumni Mike Fotis and Joe Bozic. In partnership with SEIU Local 26 Janitor/Window Washer/Security Union. For real. It's awesome. Trust us. Together we Strike.
 
PRAISE FOR THE NOT-SO-SILENT PLANET
 
"It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to...sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin."
- Hitara, Secrets of the City
 
"...that was some delightfully trippy shit...mind-bendingly strange and fun...they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done."
- Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

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