FLANEUR PRODUCTIONS presents
Directed by Bridget Escolme
author of Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self , published by Routledge in February of 2005.
Performances: Monday September 17 th -Saturday September 22 nd
Bedlam Theatre , 1501 6 th Street South on the West Bank, Minneapolis.
All shows are at 8pm
Box Office: 612.338.9817 or go to bedlamtheatre.org
This production will be a promenade style performance, utilizing Bedlam's exciting new theater and social space. Players include Flaneur Co-Director Jim Bovino in the title role, Don Mabley-Allen, Christian Gaylord, Barbara Meyer, Jillia Pessenda, Scott Reynolds, Kym Longhi, Ben Kreilkamp, Dave Schneider, Jeff Broitman, Tracie Hodgdon, and Jim Wescott.
Shakespeare's Coriolanus is set in a Rome for which heroism still has its uses, but in which heroic ideals no longer serve the increasingly sophisticated needs of government. During the twentieth century, the play was been made to speak modern politics by both left and right - Socialist playwright and theorist Bertolt Brecht adapted it to the advantage of its ever-present and vociferous citizens; several productions in Nazi Germany glorified Coriolanus and his battle prowess. In this production, Flaneur Productions explores what this play about an emerging democracy can mean in America now.