FEAST.

In this vivid reimagining of the Beowulf story, Grendel’s mother has thrown a dinner party at the end of humanity to seek justice for her son’s murder at the hands of a brutal strongman, only to confront her own complicity in his death and the subsequent spread of authoritarianism. Immersive, heightened high fantasy crashes into our contemporary political moment, asking us to consider our own responsibility to...
In this vivid reimagining of the Beowulf story, Grendel’s mother has thrown a dinner party at the end of humanity to seek justice for her son’s murder at the hands of a brutal strongman, only to confront her own complicity in his death and the subsequent spread of authoritarianism. Immersive, heightened high fantasy crashes into our contemporary political moment, asking us to consider our own responsibility to confront climate change, income inequality, and state-sponsored violence.
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  • Anne Mason:
    1 Apr. 2020
    What a delightful act of meditation on the root source of human action and the evolution of societal norms. A bold play that proves that victor's claim the story:
    "They call me a heartless monster
    Do not make the mistake of thinking I have no heart!"
    This piece is ripe with rich imagery, down to the note to "eagle-eyed theatre producers." And it is deep in its movement of the soul as our speaker's "heart discovers new places to break and dissolve."
    A fantastically feminist call to action and a tribute to mothers everywhere.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Hollins University
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, OH
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    The Playwrights Lab at Hollins University
    ,
    2018

Production History