Kneehigh explodes an ancient love story with Wagner, bungee cords, and balloons.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Direct from Cornwall, England's visionary theatrical collective Kneehigh brings their brand of cheeky humor and Wagnerian intensity to retell one of the world's oldest love stories—blending comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths. Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemy's sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. This is the original tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one human being over another. Lauded around the world for their trademark vitality, Kneehigh makes its long-awaited Chicago debut with the iconic production that first catapulted the company to international fame.