Wednesday, May 27, 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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7 pm

POSTPONED - Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco - Zoom reading

7:15 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Online

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

UPDATE: Out of respect for George Floyd and the community, this reading is postponed until further notice. 

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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

 

FEATURING

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!

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