The Golden Ass
April 28, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Before Shakespeare’s Bottom, there was...The Golden Ass.
nimbus presents an original stage adaptation of Apuleius’ classic 2nd Century novel, The Golden Ass. A crack ensemble tells the story of the hapless Lucius, who longs to practice witchcraft. He tries to turn himself into a bird, but becomes a donkey instead. Unable to reverse the process, Lucius is propelled from one lurid, bawdy and fantastical misadventure to another.
The Golden Ass is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety, and has exerted a powerful influence on works as diverse as those of Byron and Kafka, even the story of Pinnochio. Despite its history, The Golden Ass is a story that has rarely been told on stage. Now, this 2000-year old book is given a new life – adapted for the stage and directed by Liz Neerland.
nimbus invites you to experience transformation - the hard way. As Lucius learns, you hear a lot with long ass ears.
Featuring the talents of Heidi Berg, Jesse Corder, Erin Denman, Kari Hammer, Brian O’Neal, Joel Raney, and Lana Rosario
Design by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Mitchell Frazier, Andrea Gross, and Jenny Moeller
Media Coverage of The Golden Ass:
- City Pages: Making fools for fun in 'The Golden Ass', by Ed Huyck
- Twin Cities Daily Planet: Nimbus brings Golden Ass to Northeast Minneapolis, by Mary Treacy
- Twin Cities Metro Magazine: Plot Profusion, by Becki Iverson
- Aisle Say Twin Cities: The Golden Ass , by Mira Reinberg