If you liked Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and King Arthur, you will love THE HAMMER TRINITY, the ultimate binge-watching theater and social experience.
Performed as a marathon of three plays in one day, THE HAMMER TRINITY offers audiences a full day’s feast of story, tragedy and catharsis featuring more than 20 actors, a 16-foot dragon, brilliant puppetry, model ships, stage combat and more!
Directed by Nathan Allen and co-written by Allen and Chris Mathews, the plays tell the story of young Casper Kent, who discovers he is the rightful heir to the Crown, recovers the lost Hammer, and defends it against pirates and the Crownless faction.
PART ONE: THE IRON STAG KING
Our unsuspecting hero, Casper Kent, is the son of a poor farmer. When an old storyteller, Hap the Golden, reveals that Casper is the rightful heir to the Crown, his life is threatened from all sides. Young Casper must escape the Crownless, choose compatriots and question what is good and right for the land. Part one of THE HAMMER TRINITY follows him on his quest to lift the magical Hammer that will unite or destroy them all.
PART TWO: THE CROWNLESS KING
After a hard-fought battle, young Casper Kent takes his place as the ruler of the Folk. Yet King Casper soon finds himself buffeted by forces on all sides. Seizing for control, the exiled black dragon, Irek Obsidian cunningly lures Casper away from the throne. Our band of heroes ventures to the sea where the hooded pirate Davy Boone commands a fleet of Crownless rebels. All the while, Hap the Golden wrests to maintain his hold over the royal tale. Storytellers Hap the Golden and Irek Obsidian each seek to impose their versions of the story. But a third Storyteller will emerge to speak a new story….
PART THREE: THE EXCELSIOR KING
New Plymouth is thrust into Civil War as the Folk choose sides in the conflict between Hap the Golden and Irek Obsidian. With Queen Rienne potentially murdered, and King Casper nowhere to be found, our remaining heroes have narrowly escaped the conflict in the Capital but find themselves scattered and at cross-purposes. It is up to the novice storyteller, July of the Seven Foxes, to speak a tale that can unite them again and save the Land from self-destruction. But a threat worse than dragons is encroaching from The Glaze, a darkness more powerful than even Hap and Irek had anticipated.
Tracy Letts (Irek Obsidian) is a Tony Award-winning actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, voicing the Dragon in The Hammer Trinity.
Playing April 2 – May 8, 2016 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.