Tales from the Nine Worlds: Selections from Neil Gaiman’s NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Adapted and directed by Julie York Coppens
Odin and Thor, Loki and Idun — the colorful gods and goddesses of Asgard, and the motley creatures they like to mess with, have always held a special fascination for master storyteller Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods). His latest book, just released in paperback, reveals why. (It also reveals what the Marvel Comics movies got wrong.)
By some miraculous stroke of Thor’s hammer, Juneau’s own Perseverance Theatre will be among the first to attempt a stage adaptation of Gaiman’s NORSE MYTHOLOGY, and we’re going to do it with a cast of 8- to 15-year-olds in a black box studio that might make a cozy kennel for Fenrir the wolf, nevermind nine mythic worlds and the great tree Yggdrasil at the center of them all. We suspect Loki had a hand in this plan…
This spring, join Perseverance Theatre’s Young Company on a dark, perilous, often hilarious adventure through a few of Norse mythology’s greatest hits, plus one or two episodes you’ve probably never heard before, all told with Gaiman’s incomparable imagination and humor. Gods and monsters, dwarfs and Frost Giants: here’s your chance to step into some larger-than-life roles, honing your theatrical super-powers and hammering your fears, while taking an audience on a truly epic journey.
Rehearses: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting April 10
Performs: May 18-21 in the Phoenix Theatre
Cost: $275 (scholarships available)