Friday, December 13, 2013

ENGLISH LIT STAPLE COMES TO LIFE IN 1-MAN SHOW @ THE THEATRE PROJECT

Beowulf
Charlie Bethel

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

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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.

 

Special thanks to Beowulf sponsor Dunbar Security Systems!

 

Special thanks to the Lord Baltimore Hotel for sponsoring Beowulf, part of Theatre Project's 2013/14 Guest Artist Series.