ABOUT THE SHOW
As in her Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology – here the story of Jason and the Argonauts – into a mesmerizing piece of theater, performed by the senior class of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their "first voyage of the world," Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow--their un-predictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity. Medea is profoundly sympathetic even as the seeds are sown for the monstrous life ahead of her, and the brute strength of Hercules leaves him no less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of love. Zimmerman brings to Argonautika her trademark ability to encompass the full range of human experience in a work as entertaining as it is enlightening.
ABOUT THE B.F.A. ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM
The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program is rooted in four guiding principles: an expansive liberal arts education, an intensive studio training curriculum, an eclectic performing arts experience, and a dynamic partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie.
adapted from The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts
world premiere by the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago
All tickets $9 visit z.umn.edu/Argonautika to purchase.