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.
Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
UPDATE: Out of respect for George Floyd and the community, this reading is postponed until further notice.
Join Theatre Coup d'Etat in a virtual reading of Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:15pm CST! We think it is important to state that this is not meant to replace live theatre - this is us taking this unprecedented time to explore an atypical script, experiment with one another, and stay connected as a community. The event is FREE! Visit our #GiveMN page here: https://www.givemn.org/donate/Theatrecoupdetat
Brian Joyce - GUARD
Christine Walth - JULIETTE
Matt Saxe - DOCTOR
Eva Gemlo - QUEEN MARIE
Lolly Foy - QUEEN MARGUERITE
Alan Tilson - KING
ABOUT THE PLAY
We wanted to explore the play's poignancy of our world and the navigation of one’s morality while enjoying some absurd laugh lines. Exit the King (French: Le Roi se meurt) is an absurdist drama by Eugène Ionesco that premiered in 1962. It is the third in Ionesco's "Berenger Cycle", preceded by The Killer (1958) and Rhinocéros (1959), and followed by A Stroll in the Air (1963).
Zoom link will be posted 15 minutes before the reading begins!
Can't join us but want to contribute? https://www.givemn.org/donate/Theatrecoupdetat
Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
Exit the King reading is free
Wednesday showtime 7:15pm CST (virtual doors 7:00pm) May 27, 2020
The reading will run approximately 100 minutes. Please feel free to stay and chat with us afterwards!