The Musical Adventures of Loki and Thor
THOR: A world without killing? Such a thing is not to be
Praise for Norseplay
"This ambitious but flawed musical overflows with ideas...delves into the weirdness of the Norse gods’ oft-time savior also being the parent of their destruction...the best experience is in the front row, where the more slapstick and burlesque aspects are better appreciated."
"This show provided an entertaining crash course in Norse mythos."
"A smart, cool, creative concept...it's groovy, and I guarantee
it'll get you thinking about theatre in a new way."
"...it's an embarrassment of riches...the commitment to the process
of this bunch is everywhere evident."
About the Show
Norseplay is based on the Eddas, a collection of Icelandic poetry that is by turns both profane and profound. Several of the more farcical exploits of Loki, the god of mischief and a fast-talking con man, are here spun into bawdy slapstick entertainment in the giddy and grotesque spirit of the burlesque show.
This show contains lethal doses of mature language and immature humor. So kids, don't tell your parents. Parents, don't tell your kids.
a two-act musical comedy
Cast: four male, two female, plus a two-piece band, eight total
Produced: several excerpted songs and routines were presented
as part of the 2004 Minnesota
Fringe Festival under the title Lokasenna. First full production took place in June 2023 at the Phoenix Theater.