‘Argonauts’ sails into Lutcher Theater
Visible Fictions, Scotland’s acclaimed producing company for young people, returns for a U.S. tour of its acclaimed show, “Jason and the Argonauts” for two shows Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Lutcher Theater.
Recommended for children in grades three through eight, shows are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and tickets are $3.50.
Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable. He’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown and now no one dares stand up to him.
Things are about to get a major shake up, though, because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes. However, first of all Jason and his crew must sail on the Argo to the other side of the world to find and return the Golden Fleece. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock endeavor to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys.
Douglas Irvine, Visible Fictions’ artistic producer and the show’s director said “I’ve never forgotten the thrill of seeing [special effects artist Ray Harryhausen’s film] version for the first time as a child.
The purity, inventiveness, thrills and scares and the original story is something I want to pass onto new audiences.”
Performed by two versatile, hugely likeable young actors, “Jason and the Argonauts” is aimed at anyone from age 9 and beyond and is guaranteed to entertain kids as well as adults with fond memories of the original book and film.
Visible Fictions is recognized in the U.K. and internationally for creating exciting and engaging theater of the highest quality.
Following the company’s recent smash hit successes “Shopping For Shoes” and “The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice” this new version of “Jason” is sure to astonish, enlighten and delight.
For tickets, call 745-5535 in the Golden Triangle or toll-free at 1-800-828-5535, or stop by the box office at 707 W. Main Ave.