Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable…he murdered Jason’s father, the King, banished Jason as a baby and stole the kingdom. Nobody dared to stand up to him…until now. Jason has grown up and is ready to claim his rightful place on the throne. However, in these ancient times nothing is that simple. In order to take back what is rightfully his, Jason and his crew must sail The Argo to the other side of the world, find the Golden Fleece and bring it back while bravely facing numerous obstacles, including the odd monster, sleeping dragons and hungry harpies.
“An altogether winning take on an ancient Greek myth. The audience greeted it all with giggles, guffaws, cheers and applause.” –The New York Times
One of the UK’s leading theatre companies, Visible Fictions brings its most fantastic of journeys to the Skirball Center to thrill audiences with an inventive take on a classic tale. Using a handful of action figures and one incredible wooden cart, they create an adventure story that will inspire the hero in each of us.
Presented as part of the Big Red Chair Family Series.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Performance Length: 65 minutes
Join us after the performance for a Post-Show Talk-Back with the actors and artists of Visible Fictions' Jason and the Argonauts.
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2010/2011 BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES
Family Time with Ziggy Marley, September 19
PROJECT Trio, October 16
Jason and the Argonauts, November 6
Mummenschanz, December 20-January 8
Star Trek Live, February 20
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, February 26-27
Shakespeare to Go: Romeo and Juliet, March 5
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, April 2
Barrio Grrrl! A New Musical, April 16
The Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series is made possible in part with generous support from Joan Ganz Cooney and L. Jay and Mary Ellen Oliva with additional support from ConEdison for family educational and enrichment programming. NYU Skirball Center season programming is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Photos by Douglas McBride.