ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A passionate transformation of “Tristan & Yseult” by Carl Grose and Anna Marie Murphy, adapted by Emma Rice, is coming to Aux Dog Theatre in Nob Hill.
This play is a version of Tristan and Yseult’s love story, on which Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Lerner & Loewe’s “Camelot” are based, using original music, dance and the Lovespotters, a motley bunch who intervene in the action. Different and new, this “Tristan & Yseult” is the perfect romantic option for a night in Albuquerque’s most vibrant neighborhood for nightlife.
You think you know a story, but through many forms of movement and dance—modern, ballroom, stage combat—this play re-imagines the tale of star-crossed lovers and sheds new insight into their plight.
King Mark sends warrior Tristan to fetch Yseult, who will be the King’s bride. On the ship returning home, Tristan and Yseult fall in love, with and without the help of a love potion meant for Yseult and King Mark. Their secret affair is eventually discovered, ending in sadness, exile and death.
It will be at the Aux Dog Theatre November 6-22, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.