Eighth Blackbird: Olagón Preview
Please note that, while Paul Muldoon wrote the text for this adaptation, he will not be at the preview performance; he will be reading from his latest book on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 PM.
Eighth Blackbird composer/fiddler Dan Trueman and Irish sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionaírd bring the 1,400-year-old Irish legend Táin Bó Cúailnge roaring into modernity with Olagón. Set to a new epic text by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, this seventy-minute song cycle exposes a martini-guzzling, pill-popping Queen Medhbh set against her lovelorn King Ailill, and other lovers. This free program at Poetry Foundation features excerpts from the full-length show premiering later in December.
For information about additional performances, including the Chicago premiere, please visit olagon.org.
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