Saturday, May 23, 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

Strange Wor(l)ds: A Fundraiser for the Minnesota Fringe Festival

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Maximum Verbosity Twitch
twitch.tv/maximumverbosityonline

$15 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!
Buy tickets online

Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

"I'm trained to use words you've never even heard of. You understand? Why, sometimes I use words I've never even heard of. Uh, but enough of this…supercilidious…rambunctuality."
- Lokasenna (Maximum Verbosity's first Minnesota Fringe show in 2004)
 
The Minnesota Fringe Festival is facing uncertain times. Maximum Verbosity Productions can relate. You know who was there for us when the future seemed precarious? The Fringe. Prankster gods, crumbling utopias, zombie politicians, dancing peasants, double-gendered prophets: worlds upon worlds that might never have seen the light of day without an unjuried, low-risk environment to take root. Founder and playwright phillip andrew bennett low drinks whiskey, performs readings, and shares memories from over fifteen years of peril, profanity, and puns. Whether you've been there from the beginning or joined along the way, you're guaranteed to have a time of some sort.
 
WARNING: Adult language. Whiskey is involved. Anything could happen.
 
phillip andrew bennett low is a Chinese-American playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theatre critic and libertarian activist. His solo performances have won acclaim from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York to LA -- even as far as Melbourne, Australia. He was the co-founder of the Rockstar Storytellers (a supergroup of bestselling Twin Cities spoken-word artists), founder and producer of the touring theatre troupe Maximum Verbosity, and founder and host of the country's only open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction, The Not-So-Silent Planet, and its associated podcast. He has published two humor collections, Indecision Now! and Get Thee Behind Me, Santa.
 
PRAISE FOR PHILLIP LOW AND MAXIMUM VERBOSITY
 
"With a control over the rhythm and pacing of his words that rivals Saul Williams, low paints a beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful picture..."
- Katelyn Coyne, Indianapolis Fun City Finder
 
"Writer phillip low is a talented man with a gift for caustic monologues. But he also has a crazed sense of humor..."
- Kansas City Stage
 
"...low has a hell of an ear for language. Those are some downright beautiful sentences...the guy gives good aural."
- Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Friday, May 22nd at 8pm: GROWIN' (2004-2011)
Saturday, May 23rd at 8pm: SHOWIN' (2012-2020)

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