Beowulf- ROCK OPERA
Okay the listing in the New Yorker says:
BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE
Shotgun Players perform a comedy with music derived from the epic poem. Written by Jason Craig, with music by Dave Malloy; Rod Hipskind directs. In previews. Opens April 5. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. 212-352-3101.)
The mistakes are – its not Shotgun Players. That’s the theater in Berkeley that co-comissioned the piece from Banana Bag & Bodice, a well-known, well-regarded and established downtown theater company. Secondly, it is not a “comedy with music” it is much more like a slyly humorous rock opera or something like that.
Of course, that is why Culturebot is here. to set the record straight. word.