WHEN: December 12 - 22; Thursday – Sunday 8 PM; Sunday 5 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $22; $17 seniors, $12 students
The mother of all monster-tales comes to life in this remarkable solo performance. The tale of a man who kills monsters, enjoys hearty friendships, becomes king and ultimately dies in battle with a dragon, Beowulf is one of the oldest surviving examples of English poetry.
Actor Charlie Bethel reanimates this usually dusty English lit staple and restores it to a rollicking, bloody and brash morality poem, in which the story’s main themes — the impermanence of life, the certainty of the ultimate uncertainty of mortality and the courage required to engage in the simple act of living — are as immediate and pertinent as they are timeless and classic.