BEOWULF (AND THE BARD)

BY VIDAS BARZDUKAS AND CHRISTOPHER BARTLETT

Directed by Philip J. Hickman

April 11-20, 2019
Thursdays through Saturdays @ 8pm
MadLab Theatre

ABOUT:

“If worship even of a star had some meaning in it, how much more might that of a Hero! Worship of a Hero is transcendent admiration of a Great Man. I say great men are still admirable; I say there is, at bottom, nothing else admirable!”

So frothed Thomas Carlyle; but do the heroes we love earn the love we give? That is the central question of Barzdukas and Bartlett’s Beowulf (and the Bard), the world premiere tongue-in-cheek comedy. This new play is a funny, satiric, family-friendly take on the oldest English epic of all, Beowulf.

CAST:

BEOWULF (M): A Geat and wannabee hero.

BARD (E): Beowulf’s companion and a singer of songs.

GUNBORG (F): a warrior princess.

HROTHGAR (M): a King of the Danes.

UNFERTH (M): a Danish lord and village dandy.

AESCHERE (E): King Hrothgar’s trusted advisor.

GRENDEL (E): a mean ogre.*

GRENDEL’S MOTHER (E): a mean ogre’s mom.*

PATRON 1/VILLAGER 1 (E)*

PATRON 2/VILLAGER 2 (E)*

PATRON 3/VILLAGER 3 (E)*