"Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage" at A.R.T. (American Repertory Theatre), Boston

Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage
A.R.T. Season
April 25th, 2013 
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"Joyfully raucous and silly… brings out the power and the color of the legend”
- The New Yorker
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OBERON becomes a 21st century mead hall in this passionate retelling of the Old English epic poem. Watch as Beowulf sings, struts and slashes his way through a thousand years of literary scholarship, revealing the raw and rowdy SongPlay within.  Featuring original music that combines Weillian cabaret, 40’s jazz harmony, punk, electronica and Romantic Lieder composed by Dave Malloy from last season’s sold-out Three Pianos. 

A SongPlay by Banana Bag & Bodice
Text and lyrics by Jason Craig
Music by Dave Malloy
Co-directors Rod Hipskind, Mallory Catlett
Lighting Design Miranda Hardy
Music Director Rick Burkhardt
Sound Design Charles Shell
Choreography Shaye Troha, Anna Ishida
Costume Design SF Bufoons and Enver Chakartash
Production Stage Manager Kelly Shaffer-Allen
Dramaturgy Mallory Catlett
Assistant Lighting Design Eileen Goddard
Light Board Operator Justin Paice
Additional Sound Crew Jesse Vengrove

Trombone Jen Baker, Andy Strain
Grendel/Academic 1 Jeremy Beck
Academic 3 Lisa Clair
Beowulf Jason Craig
Warrior Vocals Anna Ishida, Shaye Troha
Academic 2 Jessica Jelliffe
Guitar Sam Kulik
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Mario Maggio
King Hrothgar/Piano Rick Burkhardt
Bass Blake Newman
Drums Peter Wise