Know Theatre of Cincinnati


Perhaps the way to honor our dead / Is to eat them.

a powerful piece of truly in-the-moment theater (Critic’s Pick)

Rick Pender, CityBeat

You are cordially invited to break bread, virtually, with one of the seminal monsters of literature: Grendel’s Mother, from the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf. Share in her hard won victories and shattering griefs. Turn your collective gaze upon the wreckage of the 21st century, and find what it takes to maybe build a better world.

And have a little treat. You deserve it.

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“Gogerty is a smart playwright… It is filled with lush dialogue that is poetic, coarse, incredibly graphic and sometimes achingly beautiful.”

David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer

Jennifer Joplin commands the stage in an uncompromisingly brash reflection on devotion, grief, and the communal responsibility to stoke the fires of revolution.

Megan Gogerty (Lady MacBeth and Her Pal, Megan) has created a bold mash-up of a classical story with bracing modernity, painting a world where mythology comes crashing into pop culture.

10 words: Make a monstrously maternal meal of mythology and modernity.

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: About 75 minutes.

Note: this performance will be broadcast at specific show dates and times, just like an in person show. In the event that you encounter technical difficulties, or life interrupts, you’ll have 24 hours from your selected show time to complete your viewing.

All show times are EDT (-4 GMT).

Creative Team

Director: Tamara Winters
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Design & Scenic Art: Kayla Williams
Stage Manager: Meghan Winter
Technical Director: Henry Bateman


Jennifer Joplin*

*Member of Actors Equity appearing under a Guest Artist Agreement.

Production Sponsor

The Morse & Betty Johnson Foundation

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