With her signature style and eye for the epic, director Mary Zimmerman turns her talents to the spectacular tale of Jason and the Argonauts. In their quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason and his crew encounter a world of dangers—frightening sea monsters, hypnotic water nymphs, wicked kings … and a young sorceress named Medea. Amid these fanciful adventures, Zimmerman ponders the nature of loss, love and leadership. Originally mounted by the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Argonautika received rave reviews in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called it “smart, fresh, endlessly imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable.” Zimmerman returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company for the first time since her enchanting production of Pericles.

four stars A superb ensemble cast … Zimmerman has electrified this enduring tale with just the kind of irreverence, gallows humor, magical charm and sweetness that will tickle the most skeptical heart.”
Metro Weekly

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Jan 15, 2008 - Mar 2, 2008

written and directed by Mary Zimmerman

adapted from The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts
Presented in association with McCarter Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company.

World premiere by Lookingglass Theatre Company.

This production of Argonautika is made possible in part through the generous support of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).

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