Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company’s “Abbamemnon,” directed by Matt Walker. These comedic singing dancing masters are offering up a hysterical musical re-imagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies.
In this irreverent “Dancing Queen”-filled romp, the Ovation Award-winning Troubadour Theater Company brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to this masterwork of the Greek canon. Why does Cassandra's “S.O.S.” plea to “Take a Chance on Me” fall on the deaf ears of the Elder Chorus? Will Clytemnestra's plan to kill Agamemnon come to fruition and will “The Winner Take All?” Will the Watchman ever get to sleep and say “I Have a Dream?” Will Aegisthus be able to pronounce his own name at “Waterloo?” Bloody and bold, fierce and funny, this production by the masters of mayhem is sure to entertain and enlighten.
Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Del Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians that has been performing for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations (some of the lines are still there) of classic plays, literature and film, as well as their original productions and hilarious sketch material, make this company a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age.
The Troubies, as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a Not for Profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as “A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream,” “Fleetwood MacBeth,” “Hamlet the Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark” and “Frosty the Snow Manilow.”
“Abbamemnon” previews 8 p.m. June 6, 4 and 8 p.m. June 7 and 4 and 7 p.m. June 8, opens Friday, June 13, 2014 and performs 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday through Sunday, July 13. Ticket prices range from $29.50 - $57.00 (group discounts are available), $27 student rate with valid ID. Call 818-955-8101 or visit www.falcontheatre.com.
The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank.