Jason and the Argonauts
Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Performed By: Faux-Real Theatre Company
The Faux-Real Theatre Company embodies an aesthetic in which the extraordinary and the quotidian meld into dynamic stage life. Faux-Real delivers classical and contemporary texts, in boundary-busting productions that are engaging, accessible and just plain fun. Watch the company as they premiere their latest work, The Argonautica for the first time.
Written by Apollonius Rhodius in the year 3 BC, The Argonautica tells the story of the flawed hero, Jason and his search for the “Golden Fleece.” Not quite the hero that Odysseus may have been, but with charismatic charm to spare, Jason assembles a team that includes the mighty Hercules, the musician Orpheus, and the sorceress Medea, who falls madly in love with the swarthy sailor. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t go well for Jason and Medea. Faux-Real Theatre’s interpretation of this classic text plays like an ancient avant-garde rock concert featuring ribald acting, bouzoukis (Greek guitars), drummers, platform shoes, and a chariot-full of masks and flashy costumes far from the white togas audiences have come to expect from “the classics” of the past.
Event website: http://fauxreal.org