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Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage

  • 201 Washington Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone (401) 351-4242
  • Dates: September 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Based on one of the most famous pieces of literature of all time, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is a raucous rock ‘n’ roll re-telling of the blood-soaked Old English poem. With music by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), the swaggering hero Beowulf defends the great hall of Heorot against the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a fire-breathing a panel of academics overanalyzes his every move. With music The New York Times called “catchy and pop-infused with echoes of Tom Waits,” Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is the epic legend seen in a visceral, brutal, and tender new light.  


Written by Jason Craig • Music by Dave Malloy • Directed by Curt Columbus