The Theater School @ North Coast Rep is set to present a modern retelling of one of the oldest tales in the English language. Beowulf (and the Bard) is a fun, frantic, freewheeling farce that updates the Old English poem about the warrior Beowulf, who must save the mead hall from a hideous ogre (and still mother most hideous of the ogre). Told through the eyes of the epic’s writer – a character known simply as the ‘bard’ – the events of the comedy unfold far differently from the familiar story handed down through the ages.
Performances will take place February 17-20 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Ste. D, Solana Beach, CA 92075, with show times at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are regularly $25.00 for adults and $21.00 for seniors 65 and older, children under 17, and active military. Call the box office to reserve your seats: 858-481-1055.
In reality, Beowulf is a warped prince hoping to fulfill the heroic code, while the Bard is a desperate poet struggling with a nasty case of writer’s block. This tale also introduces a new character: the bloodthirsty warrior princess Gunborg, whose quest to achieve her heroic destiny is ignored by her overprotective father, the king. Beowulf (and the Bard) is a comedy about friendship, duty and what it means to be a hero.
Production Manager Phillip Korth is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring one of his
favorite stories to life with such a dedicated and talented group of student actors.
“We’re having a great time reimagining this classic tale, with all of its hilarious twists and turns.
turns,” he says. “We have a top-notch group of student actors, and I can’t wait to share
their incredible performances with an audience.” The piece is 90 minutes long and will be
entertaining and meaningful for audiences of all ages.
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and six student theater productions throughout the year, providing accessible and fun performances
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Featured in the cast are (Allister Bradberry, Solana Beach; Kai Bunyak, Cardiff; Nicolas
Castillo, San Diego; Samantha Edwards, LaCosta; Basil FitzGerald, Escondido; Isabella
Podesta, Carlsbad; Justin Reed, Carlsbad; Sylvie Terjesen, Solana Beach; and Lucia
Zavattero, Carlsbad). The students featured on the production team are (Nadiia Sas, Carmel