With her signature style and eye for the epic, director Mary Zimmerman turns her talents to the spectacular tale of Jason and the Argonauts. In their quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason and his crew encounter a world of dangers—frightening sea monsters, hypnotic water nymphs, wicked kings … and a young sorceress named Medea. Amid these fanciful adventures, Zimmerman ponders the nature of loss, love and leadership. Originally mounted by the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Argonautika received rave reviews in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called it “smart, fresh, endlessly imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable.” Zimmerman returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company for the first time since her enchanting production of Pericles.
“ A superb ensemble cast … Zimmerman has electrified this enduring tale with just the kind of irreverence, gallows humor, magical charm and sweetness that will tickle the most skeptical heart.”
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World premiere by Lookingglass Theatre Company.
This production of Argonautika is made possible in part through the generous support of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).