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Due to popular demand, we have added 4 additional performances, March 15 – 17!

A Medieval Wayward Folly

By Happenstance Theater
March 15 – 17

A ship of fools adrift at sea.

They ask, “What do we do now?”

After an apocalypse, the search begins.

Characters from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and archetypes from the tarot are brought to life in this ingeniously staged production of theatrical alchemy using live music, physical comedy, puppetry, and so much more. This pod of eccentrics will drift into the world to bring delight, share hopes and fears, and find a way forward.

A dynamic medieval tapestry of pure theater…and it wouldn’t be the Middle Ages without a hellmouth, demons, and angels.

Featuring Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon

“…a treasure trove of imagination, talent, and creativity—always brilliant and always a delight…never miss an opportunity to see a production by this multi-talented company of players and artists.” – MD Theatre Guide

“Adrift: A Medieval Wayward Folly is a captivating piece of theatrical brilliance that leaves you awash in whimsical giddiness, floating through the merriment and ominousness of the vast eternal plane that is life.” – TheatreBloom

"Transcendent and provocative…Happenstance provides immeasurable entertainment with its comedy, music, and artistry…A characteristically compelling, intelligent, and thought-provoking hour of unique, outstanding, must-see theater." – DC Theater Arts

"ADRIFT is full of wonders! Part Samuel Beckett, part Monty Python, part Lewis Carroll, part opium dream, and part Hieronymus Bosch…Highly entertaining." – Talkin' Broadway

"Charming and beautifully crafted…Its multiskilled ensemble, both as performers and craftspeople, raise the bar and transform a sketch comedy act into something far stranger and more beautiful…Skillfully performed and stylistically integrated, this eclectic pastiche of medieval symbols are a splendid homage to the source materials." – The Observer

March 15 @ 7:30pm
March 16 @ 2pm
March 16 @ 7:30pm
March 17 @ 4pm

General Admission: $25
Senior/Artist/Military: $20
Student: $15

ADRIFT Trailer

Event Contact

Chris Pfingsten

Event Details

Friday, March 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


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