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A Medieval Love Story: Willem and the Werewolf

  • Opus 40 50 Fite Road Saugerties, NY, 12477 United States (map)
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Written by an unknown poet circa 1200 A.D. in Old French and later translated into Middle English, Willem and the Werewolf is a strange, haunting medieval romance that is every bit as compelling as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or Song of Roland. Working from a modern prose translation, Tad Richards has retranslated it into verse that fully captures the magic of the original. 

Tad Richards, former Artistic Director and President of Opus 40, has published 18 novels, including a novelization of the Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles. His novel is Nick and Jake has also been produced as an audio play starring Alan Arkin, Tom Conti and Ali MacGraw. He has published 16 works of nonfiction and written extensively on music and poetry; additionally, several of his songs have been recorded by Orleans, the John Hall Band, and Fred Koller.

With: Katharine Burger, Twinkle Burke, Mary Gallagher, Mikhail Horowitz, Brian Macready, Molly Parker Myers, Benny Rendell, Jessica Ritacco, Jon Richards, and Joe White

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Later Event: October 19
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