This is a classic hero story, and our hero is named Adam. The fantastical story is framed by a historian (charmingly portrayed by Grant Hooyer, among other memorable characters) showing us maps and talking about a country called Adamus that existed for only one day. We then follow Adam's (a winning Andrew Hey) journey through many trials. When he's discovered living alone on an island by a ship that's out to capture lands for their king and subdue the natives (an unfortunate narrative even in a fantasy), he willingly gives himself up. A crew member tells him a children's story about a lost prince of a land called Gildoray because he wears a similar ring as the prince in the story, and he becomes convinced that he is that prince, despite the fact that no one knows if Gildoray even exits. He then sets out on a mission to find his lost country and rescue his people, a mission that continues through pirates, wars, rescuing and marrying a princess, hurricanes, and being locked in a cave. Phew, that's a lot for one person to go through, but he never loses faith that he will accomplish his goal, despite what it costs him.
|Andrew Hey as Adam (photo by Matt Berdahl)|
|Erika Kuhn and Abby Day (photo by Matt Berdahl)|
Congratulations to Open Window Theatre to making it through the last few challenging years and finally arriving at their own Gildoray in Inver Grove Heights. Even thought it's a bit of a drive for me, it is great to see #TCTheater expanding out into the suburbs. Check out The World Over now, and watch for their next show, the US premiere of Tolkien, coming in April.