“Albatross,” a high-octane, adventure story and multi-media extravaganza, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” opens at the Herberger Theater Center this Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. after a run in one of New York City’s leading off-Broadway theaters, 59E59 Theater.
Produced by Scottsdale resident, and former Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board member Mike Seiden, “Albatross” blends multimedia technology with a fast-paced rollicking sea yarn to explore the themes of regret, isolation and the interconnected relationship between human beings and the natural world we inhabit. “Albatross” delivers a profound and relevant message about mindfulness and the effect of our thoughtless actions on all living things. Co-playwrights Matthew Spangler (“Kite Runner,” “Tortilla Curtain”) and star Benjamin Evett also have ATC connections. ATC produced and premiered Spangler’s “Kite Runner” and Evett performed in the ATC production of “Freud’s Last Session,” as well as other ATC productions.
The show runs through March 26 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. in downtown Phoenix.