Chimera Theatre is bringing mythical physical theatre to the 30th Victoria Fringe Festival with Perseus & Andromeda, a newly created movement show based on a nearly two thousand year old lost Greek play by Euripides.
Perseus is a hero on a mission from the gods. Andromeda is a princess chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster. How will their story unfold? This myth was staged by Euripides, the ancient Greek playwright, but over the millennia the script has been lost and fragmented. Chimera Theatre takes the fragments of this story and brings it to life for today’s audiences through movement, music, acrobatics, and dance.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview performances will take place in Kamloops, BC at the Actors Workshop Theatre (900 McGill Road) at 7:00 pm on August 12th and 13th.
adapted and created by Andrew G. Cooper and Melissa Thomas
August 22nd to September 4th, 2016
Victoria Fringe Festival
Venue #5 - Langham Court Theatre
805 Langham Court, Victoria, BC
For The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm at the 2015 Victoria Fringe Festival:
"a mix of scholarly exposition, clever comedy and family drama...glorious."
-Ed Sum, Otakunoculture.com
"...The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm...is a good one; it's refreshing"."
-Adrian Chamberlain, The Times Colonist
"Bright and peppy...delightful..."
-Anne McGladdery, The Marble
CAST AND CREW
Andrew G. Cooper