May 2014

“Beowulf: The Blockbuster,” a phantasmagorical conversation between a father and son, jumps through space and time. O.K., the plays share one more thing: They are both very worth the trip…

… In “Beowulf: The Blockbuster,” written and performed by Bryan Burroughs, a man has spent hours at the cinema with his 9-year-old son, taking in the fantastical likes of the “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” movies. When a real-life malady threatens him, the father subtly addresses his condition by imparting the ancient titular tale (another action story) to his child.

His account, directed by David Horan, enables the wiry, animated Mr. Burroughs to play a Sean Connery sound-alike, Wookiees a grandmother and even a gestating infant. He also juggles an abundance of ideas — so many, in one hour, that this dazzling, poignant production nears epic dimensions itself.

To read the full New York Times Review click here.

AuthorSinead McPhillips