Theater Between Addresses
“Grail Knight: An Immersive Play”
7/21/22 at 7pm, 7/22 at 7pm, 7/24 at 4pm, 7/29-7/30 at 7pm, 7/31 at 4pm
Three Sisters Sanctuary, 188 Cape St, Goshen, MA
Grail Knight, written by Sean French-Byrne and directed by Ezekiel Baskin, is an immersive retelling of the story of the Quest for the Holy Grail. Here Sir Galahad, the last knight of the Round Table, is reimagined as a young trans girl struggling under the weight of destiny and the task of fixing her predecessors’ Camelot. Galahad is joined on her quest by Sir Mordred, the king’s bastard, whose fate is to tear down Camelot, and Lancelot, her blood father who has done the unspeakable to ensure Camelot’s survival. To Mordred, Galahad is a mirror of his own experience; to Lancelot, Galahad is an uncomfortable echo of his past. Together, they seek the grail and face their entangled destinies.
Living in a broken world, the knights face questions that haunt us today: How can we fix the mistakes of our predecessors? How do we find agency and identity in a world where we must conform to survive? Is there room to live and love in a dying world? How can we break from the power structures and narratives we are raised with?
The play takes place throughout the Three Sisters Sanctuary, and the audience is free to explore the enclaves and secrets of the sanctuary throughout the play. As an audience member, it is your choice how you follow the grail quest; the threads of the story intertwine and weave, but each character’s path is unique – who will you follow?
This outdoor immersive play runs roughly 90 minutes. We encourage you to bring a picnic and continue your exploration of the sanctuary before or after the performance. Tickets are $15 for students, seniors, and those age 25 and under, and $25 general admission. The first $10 of each ticket will go to the Sanctuary, for their continued upkeep and operations, and the remainder of each ticket will go directly to compensating the artists involved in the production. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds – if you cannot afford the ticket prices but want to see the production, please reach out to us at theaterbetweenaddresses (at) gmail (dot) com and we will connect you with subsidized free or reduced price tickets. If you’re able to donate above the cost of your ticket, we encourage you to do so, to help us compensate our artists fairly while making sure we can provide free and reduced price tickets to everyone who needs them.
Performances will take place on July 21st and 22nd at 7pm, July 24th at 4pm, July 29th and 30th at 7pm, and July 31st at 4pm. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/grailknight22
If we need to cancel a performance due to extreme weather (heat or heavy rain/thunderstorm), all tickets for that performance will be honored at any future date, including additional rain dates on August 5th and 6th, or refunded upon request.
Grail Knight is generously supported by grants from the Local Cultural Councils of Goshen, Ashfield, Cummington, Conway, Plainfield, Williamsburg, Worthington, Westhampton, Charlemont-Hawley, and South Hadley, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.