Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage, filmed at the Lion d'Or in Montreal, Club Oberon/ART in Cambridge MA, and Joe's Pub in NYC. Trailer by Peter Blomquist.
An original Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay.
Text by Jason Craig.
Music by Dave Malloy.
Co-Direction by Rod Hipskind & Mallory Catlett.
Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage received its World Premiere with The Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA in May, 2008. Patrick Dooley, Artistic Director / Elizabeth Lisle, Managing Director
Performers include: Rick Burkhardt, Kristen Sieh, Jessica Jelliffe, Rod Hipskind, Jason Craig, Anna Ishida, Shaye Troha, Dave Malloy, Mario Maggio, Jen Baker, Sam Kulik, Pete Wise, Ezra Gale & Andy Strain.
Trailer by Peter Blomquist.
Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage is an exhilarating SongPlay adaptation of the 9th century epic poem that harkens back to raw and rowdy storytelling of Scandinavian mead halls. Backed by an explosive seven-piece band, the show swells into a jubilant celebration of Beowulf, told by 3 scholars who recount the combative events of this legendary tale using equal parts reverence, provocation and satire. This award-winning, critically acclaimed extravaganza is a hallmark of Banana Bag & Bodice’s theatrical style. Mixing heightened, whimsical text with explosive original music, Beowulf is a unique event that re-inspires passion for the original poem.