Appalachian Musical Brother Wolf Begins Human Race Run Jan. 29

News   Appalachian Musical Brother Wolf Begins Human Race Run Jan. 29
The new "Beowulf" inspired musical, Brother Wolf, begins performances at Dayton's Human Race Theatre Jan. 29.

A collaboration between Human Race and Rhythm in Shoes, a Dayton-based song-and-dance troupe, Brother Wolf resets the classic "Beowulf" story in modern Appalachia, where "fiery preacher Brother Wolf does battle with the evil Grin Dell and his Maw to save his mountain community, all to old time gospel and traditional folk tunes."

Brother Wolf has a book by Preston Lane with music and lyrics by Laurelyn Dossett. The production features direction by Human Race's Scott Stoney and Marsha Hanna, as well as Rick Good and Sharon Leahy of Rhythm in Shoes. Brother Wolf will run through Feb. 15 at Human Race's Loft Theatre.

Directors Stoney, Good and Leahy are featured in a cast that also includes Joshua Fossitt (Brother Wolf), Bruce Cromer (Grin Dell), Morgan Grahame (Grin Dell's Maw), and ensemble members Aaron Vega, Kelly Mengelkoch, Kevin Anderson, Ben Cooper, Tina de Alderete, Jessica Jacobs, Carl Jones and Janet Schroeder.

Brother Wolf has set designs by Scott J. Kimmins and Tess Little, with lighting by John Rensel, costumes by Lowell Mathwich and mask designs by Tristan Cupp.

Tickets are available by phoning (888) 228-3630 or in person at the Schuster Center box office in downtown Dayton. For further information visit

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