By Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett
Directed by Rick Lombardo
Featuring Benjamin Evett
Albatross is a tour de force solo performance piece inspired by "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Arriving in New York after a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Albatross combines sophisticated multimedia with a performance that the EdFringe Review called "at times astounding," to thrust Coleridge's supernatural sea yarn into the modern moment. Full of privateers, storms, battles, spirits, and yes, penguins, it's a thrilling adventure story that also delves deep into urgent questions about violence, mindfulness, and our impact on the natural world and each other.
Founded in 1950 above a hardware store in Harvard Square, The Poets’ Theatre has a long history exploring the places where the poetic and the theatrical meet. Great poets like Dylan Thomas, Frank O’Hara, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and Robert Pinsky, and actors including Tommy Lee Jones, Stockard Channing, Irene Worth, Alvin Epstein, and Cherry Jones have all been part of the company. The Poets’ Theatre aspires to elevate the poetic possibilities of the theater. They invite audiences to share in the universal languages of poetry and theater, which imbue every element, including language, lighting, movement, sound, and space, with multiple meanings, allowing us to express the otherwise inexpressible. They celebrate the work of poets past and present, and innovate new ways of theater-making that electrify audiences and illuminate the vast and beautiful diversity of the human experience.
Read more at: http://www.poetstheatre.org
"A masterful performance" - Theater Is Easy Best Bet
"Exhilarating" - FrontMezzJunkies
"Simply marvelous" - Woman Around Town
"Evett is a powerful presence with oceans of technique at his disposal" - Lighting & Sound America
"Evett performs the title figure in a tour-de-force of acting chops and physical stamina" - Theater's Leiter Side