You’ve seen the film! Played the game! Read the epic poem in 9th Grade! Now, you can experience Beowulf, the Panto! Join King Hrothgar, and Beowulf as they fight to save their kingdom from the dreadful dragon, Grendel, and his even more dreadful Mum! See Beowulf win the hand of the fair Princess Hrothmund, and duck the flying little smokies!. As Gary Naylor, of Broadway World says: “Beowulf, what’s not to like?”
Splinter Group Theatre presents Beowulf, the Panto!, by John Savournin and the Charles Court Opera, opening Thursday, December 14 and playing through Saturday, December 23rd. Performances are December 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:00 pm, and December 16, 17 and 23 at 2:00 pm.
This production is directed by Luther Hanson, with musical direction by Kathleen Poe, and a cast of thirteen. Beowulf is played by Jonathan Plon, Grendel by Vern Lewis, Grendel’s mother by Elliot Herzer, King Hrothgar by Juan Ramos, Princess Hrothmund by Breanna Reilly, Wiglaff by Ava Jones, Good Spirit by Kathleen Poe, with all other roles played by John Hancock, Austin Mills, Christine Nicholson, Connor Oshiro, Dan Reilly, and Johnna Wood. . The live band is Kailer Bibbins on keyboards, and Steve Ibarra on drums.
Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W. Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Ticket prices are $15 General Admission; $10 for Students with IDs, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities; and $5 for children under 6.