Weaving a New Myth

It’s a fairy tale (for grownups only) about a traveling circus (down on its luck), “weaving poetry, obscenity, magic and love” into a contemporary take on an ancient story, inspired by the poet Rumi’s injunction to “unfold your own myth.” The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast is the latest from the performance cooperative Real Live Theatre (motto: “We do what our name says we do and we love it”). The two-week run opens in Northampton’s future multi-arts space and continues in Holyoke’s up-and-coming multi-arts complex.

Sept. 18-21, 8 p.m., Arts Trust building, 33 Hawley St., Northampton, nohoarts.org; Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m., Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke, reallivetheatre.net.

Author: Chris Rohmann

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