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  Argonautika at A Noise Within


A Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena

In this fresh retelling of the classic Greek myth at A Noise Within in Pasadena, Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece has been reframed for our time. Join the fantastic voyage and encounter Hercules, Hera, sirens, centaurs, and more -- familiar mythological figures whose modern-day equivalents show unexpected character and depth. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika reveals the humanity in the most monstrous of creatures in this unforgettable journey for the ages, packed with humor, love and the unimaginable.

Thru - May 5, 2019

Price: $40-$73

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 626-356-3100

A Noise Within Seating Chart

  Argonautika Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Even the grandest stories, full of epic adventures, are built of everyday experiences. Mary Zimmerman creates theater magic in much the same way, bringing the world's foundational tales alive with little more than the evocative power of the human voice and simple but imaginative stage tricks."
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Daryl H. Miller

Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Standout performances (and there are many) include Mayberry, who takes on all tasks - heroic, romantic, or ordinary - with grounded sincerity; Stuart's deliciously bubble-headed strong man; Alan Blumenfeld's blunt and boisterous comedy king; Cassandra Marie Murphy, who is perhaps the only person who can sing like an angel while hanging upside down suspended in the air; Gulner's touching portrayal of Medea in love; and Veralyn Jones (Hera) and Trisha Miller (Athena) as two powerful goddesses who hold the story in the palm of their hands. Miller, in particular, is mesmerizing."
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Ellen Dostal

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Jasonís mythical quest for the Golden Fleece becomes the most thrillingly imaginative action-adventure swashbuckler of this or any L.A. theater year as A Noise Within treats audiences of all ages to Mary Zimmermanís Argonautika: The Voyage Of Jason And The Argonauts."
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Steven Stanley

Cultural Weekly - Not Recommended

"...The other problem I hinted at earlier is a much deeper and broader issue than just how it affects this production (though that is deep enough), and it is rooted in the absence of rigorous vocal training for the stage that afflicts most younger American actors everywhere. It makes them seem more amateurish than they are, and in a cast this big, it can too often feel like everyone is speaking Valley Girl."
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Sylvie Drake

Gia on the Move - Highly Recommended

"...A Noise WithinĎs production of Mary Zimmermanís, Argonautika tells an ancient tale, but the storytelling is anything but traditional. Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott employs dance, silks, puppets, and impressive staging to bring the Argonautís journey to life, a thrilling spectacle with action, comedy, pathos, and some truly lovely acting."
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Matt Ritchey

Haines His Way - Highly Recommended

"...Mayberry makes a stalwart hero as Jason and easily carries the show on his broad shoulders. Stuart provides much comic relief as the egocentric and dull-witted Hercules as does Blumenfeld as the old and cantankerous Pelias. Gulner's Medea runs the gamut from love-struck virgin to vengeful wife and mother. Jones and Miller make a dynamic duo of strong female gods. Book your trip now with the Argonauts in Argonautika. It is sure to be one of the highlights of 2019 theatre in Southern California."
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Rob Stevens

Colorado Boulevard - Highly Recommended

"...You might well leave convinced that anything less than this barely-contained mayhem would feel disappointing. As director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott says, "I think it's fair to say the play is wildly theatrical." Right on the money, and well worth yours."
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Melanie Hooks

The Fume of Sighs - Highly Recommended

"...A fresh retelling of the classic Greek myth The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, ARGONAUTIKA is currently on repertory at A Noise Within (ANW) alternating with OTHELLO and THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Don't let the idea of watching Greek mythology scare you; ARGONAUTIKA is easy to understand and meant to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The story was adapted by playwright Mary Zimmerman, and it's directed at ANW by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott."
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Dena Burroughs

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