MJS Enterprises. Co-produced with Smock Alley Theatre
This fast-paced adventure story explores the themes of regret, isolation and the interconnected relationship between human beings and the natural world we inhabit. It takes its inspiration from Coleridge’s Mariner, an 18th-century sailor who is cursed with immortality and is thrust into the modern world. Written and performed as a rollicking sea yarn, Albatross delivers a profound and relevant message about mindfulness and the effect of our thoughtless actions on all living things. The audience sets sail in a spare but visually thrilling stagecraft, powered by the latest multimedia technology. Immersed in this sensory otherworld, audiences come to find out who the Mariner is, why he must forever tell his story, and what he is searching for as he roams the earth.
This production has been critically acclaimed in its prior runs including Off Broadway in New York City, Edinburgh Fringe, and multiple cities in the United States including Boston, Phoenix and Atlanta.
WRITTEN BY Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett
DIRECTED BY Rick Lombardo
LIGHTING + PROJECTION DESIGN BY Ari Herzig
COSTUME DESIGN BY Frances McSherry
SOUND DESIGN BY Rick Lombardo
PERFORMED BY Benjamin Evett