Shotgun Players, in collaboration with Banana, Bag and Bodice, present the rock opera “Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage”. The show opens Friday, May 16th, and runs Thursday-Sunday through June 22nd at The Ashby Stage in Berkeley.
Any story that survives the test of time will have a few battle scars. After 1,000 years of telling and retelling, who decides what the facts actually were? What was the story of Beowulf before it was written down and what is it now in the hands of the academics? Flawed heroes, sympathetic monsters and haughty professors collide as one of the most twisted stories in the literary cannon comes to life—with a live musical score!
illustration by R.Black