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Beowulf with John Heimbuch

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

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One event on October 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm


The Iowa City Book Festival & Crooked Path Productions present…

Valor! Strength! Monsters! Hear the tale of Beowulf!

Adapted by Charlie Bethel
Performed by John Heimbuch
Directed by Amy Rummenie

John Heimbuch performs Charlie Bethel’s popular one-man adaptation of Beowulf!

This faithful and accessible adaptation of this classic Old English poem about a warrior king and
three famous monsters, emphasizes the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon

Writer Charlie Bethel was a renowned storyteller. He adapted Beowulf into a solo theatrical text in
2001, and performed it and at venues across the United States until his death in 2017.

John Heimbuch first performed Beowulf at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and has performed it
at backyards, bars, schools, theatres, firesides, parks, conventions, and online ever since. He is proud
to continue the legacy of Charlie Bethel’s work.

Tickets here.


The James Theater
213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52245 United States
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